Recher Theatre

512 York Road,
Towson, MD 21204

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50sSNIPES on February 27, 2023 at 6:55 pm

The Towson Theatre’s last film as a single-screener was Tom Berenger’s “The Big Chill” on March 1, 1984 before closing the theater for a month and five days due to twinning. The theater reopened as the “Towson Twin” on April 6, 1984 with “Fanny & Alexander” at Screen 1 and “Tender Mercies” at Screen 2 by JF Theatres.

Loews took over from JF on October 13, 1988, and was renamed “Loews Towson Twin”. Loews operated the Towson Twin until closing for the final time on July 3, 1992, due to the rise of General Cinema’s Towson Commands 8 across the street. The theater was then converted into a Rec Room, but closed in 1998 when Brian Recher and his family sold the building.

After the former theater received a remodel and a revert back to its normal single-screener, the former Towson Theatre reopened as the Recher Theatre on March 11, 1999.

MarkA on April 18, 2020 at 9:04 am

The Towson Theatre had a two-manual/four-rank Kilgen theatre organ installed for its opening. It appears to be the same as the Kilgen organ installed in the Bel Air Theatre, in Belair MD. I recall seeing a floored-over orchestra pit in front of the stage during a late 1979 visit to see “The Amityville Horrors.” There were very few Kilgen organs installed in Maryland. This is not surprising, since the largest builders of pipe organs, M.P. Moller, Inc., was located in Hagerstown, Maryland.

DavidZornig on February 20, 2019 at 1:57 pm

Now known as Torrent Nightclub. Website below and Facebook page below.

DavidZornig on February 20, 2019 at 1:38 pm

1954 photo added via John Knott‎.

DavidZornig on March 19, 2016 at 9:26 pm

Circa 1979 photo added courtesy of Ralph Dacious McCain‎.