City picks Johns Hopkins-backed plan for theater renovation

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and the Baltimore Development Corp. have chosen a Johns Hopkins-backed proposal for the renovation of a historic city theater, The Baltimore Sun reported today.

Under the proposal, the Parkway Theatre, located at the intersection of North Avenue and Charles Street, would undergo a $16.8 million renovation and, along with adjacent buildings, be used as a year-round cinema, live music venue, and education center. The plan was submitted by The Maryland Film Festival, in partnership with Johns Hopkins and the Maryland Institute College of Art.

The Film Festival's proposal was one of three submitted to the BDC, which provides economic development services in the city, following a call for proposals last December.

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