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Maryland Film Festival debuts a renovated Parkway theater that stays true to its 102-year history

Maryland Film Festival debuts a renovated Parkway theater that stays true to its 102-year history

Wiping away 102 years' worth of dirt, wear, crumbling plaster and the shards of misuse from the Parkway theater was never going to be easy. And to the credit of those running the Maryland Film Festival, they opted against even trying.

"When we walked into the building a few years back — 100 years old, most of its life [spent] as a movie theater, under multiple owners — the intrinsic beauty of the place was just overwhelming," says festival director Jed Dietz, the guiding force behind the reclamation project that turned the Parkway from a building abandoned for decades to Baltimore's newest movie theater and a crown jewel of the Station North Arts...

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