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By Amy Davis,Barry Levinson

Baltimore has been domestic to 1000's of theaters because the first relocating photographs flickered throughout muslin sheets. those monuments to pop culture, decorated with grandiose architectural prospers, appeared an enduring a part of Baltimore’s panorama. by means of 1950, while the city’s inhabitants peaked, Baltimore’s motion picture lovers may perhaps make a choice from between 119 theaters. yet by means of 2016, the variety of cinemas had faded to just 3. this present day, the various city’s theaters are boarded up, even burned out, whereas others grasp on with various levels of dignity as church buildings or shops.

In Flickering Treasures, Amy Davis, an award-winning photojournalist for the Baltimore Sun, pairs classic black-and-white photographs of opulent downtown motion picture palaces and modest local theaters along with her personal modern full-color photos, inviting us to visualize appeal City’s prior as we confront today’s missed city panorama. Punctuated by way of enticing tales and interviews with neighborhood moviegoers, theater vendors, ushers, and cashiers, plus statement from celebrated Baltimore filmmakers Barry Levinson and John Waters, the e-book brings every one theater and decade vividly to existence.

From electrical Park, the Century, and the Hippodrome to the Royal, the throughway, the Senator, and ratings of different loved venues, the e-book delves into Baltimore’s heritage, together with its troubling legacy of racial segregation. The descriptions of the technological and cultural alterations that experience formed either American towns and the enterprise of motion picture exhibition will set off affectionate stories for plenty of readers. A map and timeline display the one-time presence of motion picture homes in each nook of town, and truth containers contain the years of operation, tackle, architect, and seating potential for every of the seventy two theaters profiled, besides a quick description of every theater’s detailed personality.

Highlighting the emotional resonance of movie and the loyalty of Baltimoreans to their neighborhoods, Flickering Treasures is a profound tale of switch, loss, and rebirth.

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