Elkton Cinema

225 North Street,
Elkton, MD 21921

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Architects: Frederick L.W. Moehle, John J. Zink

Functions: Office Space

Previous Names: Elk Theatre

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Elkton Cinema

The New Theatre was located on Main Street at North Street. It was destroyed by fire in December 1947. (it has its own page on Cinema treasures)

The Elk Theatre opened on April 13, 1949 with Frank Sinatra in “Take Me Out to the Ball Game”. It was located in the main business district on North Street at E. High Street, just a block from the hospital.

In later years it was renamed Elkton Cinema and was closed in June 1985. It became a factory/workshop manufacturing kitchen cabinets. It is now used as office space and a police station.

Contributed by Chuck

Recent comments (view all 6 comments)

rowlandsville on April 19, 2013 at 6:36 pm

The Elk Theatre was built by Douglas and Everett Connellee after their previous theatre and hotel, the New Central, burned in 1947. The Elk opened in 1949. It was operated by Douglas Connellee into the 1970s. It was later leased and operated by someone else and when the theater closed it became a factory for the manufacture of kitchen cabinets. The building was sold after Mr. Connellee’s death in 1984.

runusmc on July 5, 2014 at 10:43 pm

The Town of Elkton has bought the entire building including to the left and right of the movie theater. It’s use is for town business, admin offices and the police station. In April 2014 my daughter Brooke and I voted in the Town elections in the area of the prior movie theatre’s lobby. The pic located elsewhere in this section is of the box office on the right side and on the right and left sides areas for movie posters of the current feature and of coming attractions.

runusmc on March 22, 2016 at 11:41 am
I recall seeing West Side Story, Old Yeller, Flipper & several other 1960's films here.  Upstairs was a balcony but I don't remember being in it.  Prior to it's June 1985 closing my uncle Eddie & I saw Rodney Dangerfield in Easy Money.  Only time we ever went to the movies together.
JimmKitts on April 30, 2018 at 2:24 pm

My best friend and I went to this theater almost every weekend in the early 70’s. I remember Vanishing Point, The Exorcist, and my fave PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE. I also remember a triple feature of I DISMEMBER MAMA, BLOOD FEAST and COLOR ME BLOOD RED. They gave out free upchuck bags. There was always this guy walking with a flashlight to try and catch you with your feet up on the seats. He was ALWAYS referred to as Tricky Dick. I loved that place.

runusmc on September 26, 2018 at 1:02 pm

JimmKitts, My older neighbor saw Blood Feast at Elk Theatre. That is all he talked about for several months.

DavidZornig on February 16, 2020 at 2:48 pm

1953 photo added credit Historical Society of Cecil County.

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