Gwynn Theatre

4607 Liberty Heights Avenue,
Baltimore, MD 21207

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

Architects: A. Murray Myers

Styles: Art Deco

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Gwynn Theatre

The Gwynn Theatre was never a impressive house. It opened November 27, 1933 and in 1935 it was taken over by Durkee Entrprises who (in 1935) built and operated the Ambassador Theatre across the street.

The Gwynn Theatre was closed in 1951. boarded up for years, later it was used as a Rite Aid Drug store, and in the early-2000’s was reopened as a shoe store.

It was demolished in March 2012 to make way for a supermarket.

Contributed by Charles Van Bibber

Recent comments (view all 4 comments)

rkheadl on May 4, 2004 at 9:29 am

The Ambassador opened in 1935. The Gwynn did not close until the 1950s. The two theaters showed very different types of films. The Gwynn was the action house.
Robert Headley

BrooklynJim on June 18, 2006 at 1:29 pm

For a much more panoramic view of the 3rd pic down (left) on the site Lost Memory referenced, jump to my 6/18 comments on the Amabassador Theater site.

BrooklynJim on June 19, 2006 at 9:46 am

The Gwynn was still open for business in April, 1951. In the photo I mentioned yesterday, the marquee lists Bette Davis in “All About Eve.”

jammer on March 23, 2017 at 11:18 pm

Hey I thank you others for the historic stuff on this one and the Ambassador . They closed way before I was born but in this picture it has the Ben Franklin store 5 + dime and that was still there in the 60’s . Across the street in the 60’s was a super market . I recently heard that whole building was to be torn down for another Super Market . I did see the picture Brooklyn Jim said , its taken from Gwynn Oak ave with a trolley and you could see this theater in it

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