Flower Theatre

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    Flower Theatre
    AKA Flower Avenue Playhouse
    8725 Flower Avenue
    Silver Spring, MD 20901
    Architect: John J. Zink
    Screen(s): Single expanded to four in 1975
    Seating capacity: 926-963
    Current usage: Vacant

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    1. HowardBHaas 70 months ago | reply

      A very nice photo. Reminds me a bit of the Uptown in D.C.

    2. John Coursey 70 months ago | reply

      Thanks! She is a beauty and would love to see the interior. Happen to know if the Flower had a balcony?

    3. kevcreative 69 months ago | reply

      I grew up going to this theater often. As of the 70's, it did not have a balcony, but I cannot be sure of it's history. In the late 70's this was a "twin" theater, subdivided some time in the mid 70's. Twinning was popular around then, the first attempt by old palaces to combat the early multiplexes. By the configuration of the interior, it may have once had a balcony. The bathrooms were upstairs, and when you went up there was a medium-sized empty space with bathrooms on each side. There was just a wall where the entry to a possible balcony would be. Cinema Treasures makes no mention of a balcony, but an old writeup on there mentions a party space/kids playroom upstairs. I would guess they are referring to the empty space between bathrooms, I don't recall any other rooms up there.

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