Johns Hopkins University will work with other local institutions to renovate and reopen Baltimore’s historic Parkway Theater, thanks to a $5 million gift from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.
Hopkins will work with the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and the Maryland Film Festival to turn the 420-seat theater, which was built in 1915, into a multi-functional film center.
The new Stavros Niarchos Foundation Film Center will be used for the study, production and exhibition of film and is scheduled to open in late 2016. It will contain three screens, 600 seats and live performance space.
Hopkins officials said the renovated film center, at the corner of Charles Street and North Avenue, will help to further advance the Station North neighborhood’s status as an arts and cultural destination. Read on.