Amy Davis: “Flickering Treasures: Rediscovering Baltimore’s Forgotten Movie Theatres”

Amy DavisHumanities Forum — Focus on Gentrification in Baltimore
Amy Davis, author and Baltimore Sun photojournalist
“Flickering Treasures: Rediscovering Baltimore’s Forgotten Movie Theatres”
Wednesday, April 11, 7 p.m.
132 Performing Arts and Humanities Building

Amy Davis presents vintage images of opulent movie palaces and neighborhood theaters in her talk on Baltimore’s forgotten movie theaters. Based on her new book, Flickering Treasures: Rediscovering Baltimore’s Forgotten Movie Theaters, Davis invites us to imagine Charm City’s past as we confront today’s neglected urban landscape. A fresh story of Baltimore emerges through the social, cultural and architectural prism of its movie theaters. Rare photos, combined with Davis’s evocative color photography and poignant reminiscences, bring a century of movie-going to life.


Admission is free, and a book signing will follow the program.


Plan your visit
UMBC is located about 10 minutes south of the Inner Harbor along I-95. For this event, free visitor parking is available in Lot 8, directly adjacent to the Performing Arts and Humanities Building, where lecture hall 132 is located on the ground floor — please see here for additional information.


Sponsored by the Dresher Center for the Humanities, the Department of English, and the Department of Visual Arts.

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