Skip to Main Content

Flickering Treasures

Rediscovering Baltimore's Forgotten Movie Theaters

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Performing Arts & Humanities Building : 132
Focus on Gentrification in Baltimore

Amy Davis, author and Baltimore Sun photojournalist

Author and Baltimore Sun photojournalist Amy Davis presents a slide show and discussion on Flickering Treasures: Rediscovering Baltimore’s Forgotten Movie Theaters. A fresh story of Baltimore emerges through the social, cultural and architectural prism of its movie theaters. Rare vintage photos, combined with Davis’s evocative color photography and poignant reminiscences, bring a century of movie-going to life.


A book signing will follow the program.

Speaker bio: Amy Davis, an award-winning photojournalist for the Baltimore Sun, spent nine years researching and photographing Baltimore’s movie theaters for Flickering Treasures. Her fine art training from The Cooper Union informs her documentary approach. Her photographic work is in the collection of the Hudson River Museum (Yonkers, NY), and has been exhibited at The Brooklyn Museum, The Jewish Museum of Maryland, and at Baltimore area galleries. Amy lives in Baltimore near the 1939 Senator Theater, which helped inspire her book.

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

1 Comment (requires login)