Thursday, July 5, 2012

Baltimore's abandoned Ambassador Theatre Catches Fire

2012-07-05 Baltimore, Maryland - One of Baltimore's old movie palaces caught fire early Thursday morning, sending flames through the roof of the building.

The fire started about 12:30 a.m. at the site of the Ambassador Theater at 4604 Liberty Heights Avenue.  Fire crews from the city, as well as Baltimore and Anne Arundel counties, battled the blaze and contained it in about 30 minutes.  Nearby residents were concerned that the fire might spread to the gas station on the adjacent property.  No one was injured.  There's currently no word on what caused the 76-year-old theater to catch fire.

The Ambassador Theatre has not been a movie theatre since 1968 and has served in recent years as a church and a Cosmology School.  It's also the sister theatre of the famous Senator Theatre in Baltimore.  The Art Deco building is currently vacant and was put-up for auction sale in July 2009, however, there were no bids submitted for it.

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