Lenox Theatre

Christ Temple Church on Pennsylvania Avenue

In December 1919, the Rainbow Theatre first opened on Pennsylvania Avenue entertaining an African American audience with vaudeville performances and films. The theatre continued in operation until 1925 and then spent a decade as a garage.

The building was then remodelled to the plans of architect David Harrison, and, on December 25, 1936, reopened as the Lenox Theatre. The theatre continued in operation up until 1964 when the property became home to Christ Temple Church.

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Christ Temple Church (2015)

Christ Temple Church (2015)

Exterior view of the former Lennox Theatre (now Christ Temple Church) from Pennsylvania Avenue. | Source: Baltimore Heritage | Creator: Eli Pousson View File Details Page

Front, Christ Temple Church (2015)

Front, Christ Temple Church (2015)

Exterior view of the front facade of the former Lennox Theatre (now Christ Temple Church) from Pennsylvania Avenue. | Source: Baltimore Heritage | Creator: Eli Pousson View File Details Page

Detail, Christ Temple Church (2015)

Detail, Christ Temple Church (2015)

Close view of the central window on the upper story of the former Lennox Theatre (now Christ Temple Church). | Source: Baltimore Heritage | Creator: Eli Pousson View File Details Page

Street Address:

2115 Pennsylvania Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217 [map]

Official Website:

Lenox Theatre

Cite this Page:

“Lenox Theatre,” Explore Baltimore Heritage, accessed May 26, 2017, http://explore.baltimoreheritage.org/items/show/456.

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