Black Owned Movie Theater Opens in Baltimore

Image c/o the Afro

Image c/o the Afro

The landscape of Baltimore is one of particular interest. One that shifts between a wealth of resources and blight; and that very shift is often visible in something as simple as crossing from one side of the street to the other. But it’s important to highlight the important strides being made in the Baltimore community, where the entirety of our collective resides. So we’ve taken a slight step away from the Arts & Humanities to discuss a great addition to our community. Recently, we welcomed a new business to the city; a black owned, movie theater. This is the first black owned movie theater in Baltimore; that’s a big deal! The theater was opened by Robert and Melinda Wright, and their business partner, Anthony Fykes.

“At some point, you have to put pen to paper and just take the risk,” said Fykes. “We wanted to create an evolving theater…we wanted going out to the movie to be a social event again.”

‘US’ and ‘DUMBO’ are now playing at Next Act Cinema. Visit their website, nextactcinema.com for showtimes. For more information, check out the Afro’s latest coverage: https://www.afro.com/first-black-owned-movie-theater-opens-in-baltimore/