Carey Theatre

1422 N. Carey Street,
Baltimore, MD 21217

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Architects: Stanislaus Russell

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Carey Theatre

Located on North Carey Street the Carey Theatre was opened in September 1915. It operated as an African-American theatre. It was closed in 1953, and converted into a church. The church had moved out by 1970, and the empty building was demolished in 1971-1972 to make way for a school.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on August 7, 2005 at 12:15 pm

The Carey Theatre was one of the first Negro theatres to operate, opening in early 1916.

kencmcintyre on November 16, 2008 at 10:23 am

The theater is listed at 1442 N. Carey in this archival item:

durango48 on September 23, 2011 at 10:40 am

I attended the Carey Theater a many a Saturday…stayed all day watching my favorite western stars, Charles Starrett, Wild Bill Elliott,etc., those memorable “Purple Monster Strikes” chapter serials, cartoons, and those great Columbia Comedy Shorts. There were vendors who walked the isles with large cardboard boxes of goodies for sale strapped to their shoulders.

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