Celebrate the Parkway Theatre's 100th birthday with music, food, and booze

The Beaux-Arts Parkway Theatre on North Avenue opened 100 years ago today, but it's been lying dormant for some time, as you can see in this gallery we shot recently.

A new plan developed by MICA, Johns Hopkins, and the Maryland Film Festival will breathe new life into the historic terra cotta movie palace in the next few years, turning it into a film center. The picture above shows the Parkway in its prime. Doesn't that look like a great place to watch a film? You won't be able to until 2017 or so, but use your imagination. 

Meantime, you can celebrate the theater hitting the century mark right across the street, at the Y Not Lot, with music from Ami Dang, Bond St. District, and DJ Secret Weapon Dave and food and booze from Golden West Cafe and Union Brewing. The party starts at 8 p.m. and admission is free!

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