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317 E. Main Street,
Salisbury, MD 21801

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rivest266 on May 7, 2017 at 5:52 pm

Renamed Movies on May 25th, 1983

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rivest266 on May 7, 2017 at 12:34 pm

This opened on June 30th, 1947 Ad below and in the photo section.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 27, 2011 at 7:03 am

Here are demolition photos of the Boulevard Theatre from 2009:

Part I

Part II

Part III

This web page has scans of newspaper ads for four of the five theaters that were operating in Salisbury in 1954. They are the Boulevard Theatre, the New Theatre, the Ritz Theatre, and the Wicomico Theatre. Missing is the Ulmans Theatre.

In addition, I’ve come across references to an Arcade Theatre operating in Salisbury by 1917, and still operating in the early 1930s. There are also references to the house as the New Arcade Theatre, so it might be an aka for the New Theatre in the 1954 ad.

The “New Theaters” section of Film Daily for July 1, 1927, mentions a theater to be built at Salisbury:

“Salisbury, Md.— A theater to seat 1,000 and costing $120,000 will be built here soon from plans by Edward C. May, architect of Wilmington, Del.”
As the Ulmans Theatre was an old opera house and the Boulevard was built in 1947, if this project was completed it must have been one of the other three houses advertised in 1954.

dplomin1954 on April 24, 2010 at 12:01 pm

Maybe their would have been more consideration for restoring the theater if they didn’t screw up the facade with that tacky modernization. So bland and unnecessary. If that was the first thing I saw as a potential investor, I might not even go inside. I bet it had a nice brick facing.