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Apex, Baltimore’s last porn theater, to close

October 2, 2013
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feature-0The Baltimore Business Journal reports that the Apex in Fells Point, Baltimore’s last porn movie theater, will be auctioned off on October 11.

The place, which opened in 1942 and switched to porn in 1972, has been struggling for years. In his City Paper feature on the place in 2010, The Last Dirty Picture Show, Van Smith asked a cashier when would be the best time to come and find a crowd.

[He] thinks for a second, takes a sip from his paper cup, and says: “About 1965.”

The closing was inevitable – and as the BBJ points out, probably a good thing for the neighborhood – but we’re always a little wistful when we see a piece of Baltimore history go by the wayside.

See our gallery of 15 vintage porn film posters we had on hand.
Tour the theater here.