Architecture

Memory Palace: New home to the Maryland Film Festival, The Parkway Theatre reflects and refracts Baltimore

Memory Palace: New home to the Maryland Film Festival, The Parkway Theatre reflects and refracts Baltimore

Parkway Theatre architect Steve Ziger of Ziger/Snead Architects is a Jeff Goldblumian figure—dapper, excitable, full of facts, obsessive, inviting, self-aware, a little nervous, and at least right now, less than 48 hours before the theater's April 20 opening gala for donors and other muckety-mucks, quite overwhelmed.

Teaming up with Maryland Film Festival director Jed Dietz on a tour of the nearly completed building, Ziger, ultimately responsible for the careful curation of the Parkway and embracing its decay as best as aesthetically possible, bounces between enthusiasm for all they've gone through and done already and rueful observations about what must still be...

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