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Embassy Theatre

1992 Photo from the John Lewis collection.
415 E Baltimore
Baltimore MD

Record #15422  
 Opened: 1908
 Closed: Yes (date unknown)
 Current Use: Night Club
Capacity: 1500 seats
Architectural Style(s):
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: Victoria

Information for this tour was contributed by Daniel Gibbs.

This was one of the first "big" theatres downtown. It opened in 1908 and could seat about 1500. It was mainly a vaudeville theater until it became the Embassy in 1925. It was partially destroyed by fire in 1922, but in 1925 got a quarter-million dollar renovation in the Spanish mode and reopened as the Embassy. By the early 1930s, this neighborhood, never really fashionable anyway but right in the center of the city, started to get a little raffish. The theatre closed for good in the late 1940s. The 400 block of East Baltimore st. is now the city's infamous "Block", home to porno shops and strip clubs.

All that's left of the Victoria is its VERY narrow facade. You passed through this neoclassical portal with light bas-relief (most of which is still intact) back through a narrow hall to reach the now-demolished auditorium.

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June 1992 photos from the John Lewis collection.

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