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Apex, Baltimore's last porn theater, to close

The

Baltimore Business Journal

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reports that the Apex in Fells Point, Baltimore's last porn movie theater, will be auctioned off on October 11. The place, which opened in 1942 and switched to porn in 1972, has been struggling for years. In his

City Paper

feature on the place in 2010,

, Van Smith asked a cashier when would be the best time to come and find a crowd.

The closing was inevitable - and as the BBJ points out, probably a good thing for the neighborhood - but we're always a little wistful when we see a piece of Baltimore history go by the wayside. See our gallery of

we had on hand. Tour the theater

.

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