Hillendale Theatre

1045 Taylor Avenue,
Baltimore, MD 21286

Unfavorite No one has favorited this theater yet

Additional Info

Previously operated by: Durkee, F.H., Enterprises

Firms: Fenton & Lichtig

Previous Names: Howard Rollins Cinema I & Grand Oscar Micheaux Cinema II

Nearby Theaters

News About This Theater

1960s Hillendale Theatre ticket stub pair

This theatre was built and owned by The Meyerhoff Family as was Edmondson Village Theatre. Although it was next to the Hillendale Shopping Center, it was not attached.

The Hillendale Theatre was opened on November 23, 1960 with “Can Can”. The building included a bowling alley in the basement.

On May 18, 1979, the Hillendale Theatre was twinned, with seating provided for 255 and 461 in its two auditoriums.

Closed at the beginning of 1997, it reopened in June 2001 but closed in 2002. Taken over by new operators, it re-opened in 2003 as the Howard Rollins Cinema I & Grand Oscar Micheaux Cinema II as a showplace for Arfrican-American films, but this closed in September 2004.

Contributed by Charlotte Bond, Ken Roe

Recent comments (view all 5 comments)

sconnell1 on July 29, 2009 at 5:49 pm

I lived in the Washington, D.C. suburb of Bethesda, but in August of 1964 (probably Aug. 12-14), when I was 17, I came to Towson to see a friend. He set me up with a girl named Michelle, and together with his girl Sandy we all went to the Hillendale to see THE MOON-SPINNERS with Hayley Mills. The film had just opened locally in its first-run engagement.

randytheicon on July 2, 2010 at 10:17 pm

Hillendale had the distinction of being the first Baltimore-area house to show a “Star Wars” film in 70mm (“Empire”). However, the presentation was imperfect: the ends of the picture were cut off, and if I recall, the surround speakers were placed in the CEILING.

rivest266 on February 6, 2017 at 3:50 am

November 21st, 1960 grand opening ad in the photo section. It opened on the 23rd.

rivest266 on February 9, 2017 at 6:44 am

2 screens on May 18th, 1979.

You must login before making a comment.

New Comment

Subscribe Want to be emailed when a new comment is posted about this theater?
Just login to your account and subscribe to this theater.