Donors, civic leaders get sneak peek at renovated Parkway Theatre

Baltimore’s newest movie theater, in a century-old building that hadn’t been home to anything film-related in nearly four decades, had itself a coming-out party Thursday night. Some 200 donors, filmmakers, civic leaders and other supporters gathered at the 102-year-old Parkway Theatre building in Station North for a sneak peek at the  Stavros Niarchos Foundation Parkway. Scheduled to open for real on May 3, when it hosts opening night of the 19th Maryland Film Festival, the theater will show arthouse movies year-round while serving as a permanent home for the festival. "This is just awesome,” said Mayor Catherine Pugh, one of a host of dignitaries who attended the invitation-only preview. “What an economic engine this is going to be for this part of the city.” (Balt. Sun)

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