Forest Theatre

3306 Garrison Boulevard,
Baltimore, MD 21216

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

Architects: Edward H. Glidden

Functions: Mosque

Styles: Italian Renaissance

Previous Names: Forest Park Theatre

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Circa 1933 photo courtesy of Marvin Blackman Welch‎.

The Forest Theatre was located on Garrison Boulevard near the corner of Liberty Heights Avenue, this was probably Barry Levinson’s neighborhood theatre. The Forest Park Theatre opened on December 22, 1919 and closed on May 13, 1961. It has beautiful brick work adorning the front facade of the theatre.

The Forest Theatre takes up almost the entire block in a neighborhood that is known to many as the “Diner Crew” area. The old theatre, like many other old Baltimore theatres, has since been used since as a church and is now a mosque. There was even a mini marquee at the rear of the theatre.

Contributed by Charles Van Bibber

Recent comments (view all 3 comments)

cath61 on August 15, 2012 at 2:11 pm

You probably already know this, but I just saw this page. The address is now 3306 Garrison. It probably changed because it was originally the first building on the block and/or the building where the gas station is faced the other street. Either way, great building! Btw, the architect was the son of the Glidden Varnish/Paint founder.

DavidZornig on November 2, 2015 at 9:35 pm

3 images added. One is a 1930 print ad which seems to confirm the original address as being 3306.

rivest266 on January 31, 2017 at 2:55 pm

December 21st, 1919 grand opening ad in the photo section.

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