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Pikes Theatre reopening Friday in Pikesville

Pikes Theatre reopening Friday in Pikesville

After an interruption of nearly 30 years, movies will once again play at Pikesville's Pikes Theatre beginning Friday.

"I'm a true believer in neighborhood theaters," said Ira Miller, who will operate the revived movie house in the front half of a Reisterstown Road building that showed films from its opening in 1938 until 1984. The back half, which has housed various eateries since 1997, will remain a restaurant, under the name Pikes Cinema Bar & Grill.

Miller, who also runs the four-screen Rotunda Cinemas and the six-screen Beltway Movies in Perry Hall, says he thinks Pikesville is ready to once again support its own neighborhood theater.