The Maryland Film Festival’s Stavros Niarchos Foundation Parkway Film Center (SNF Parkway Film Center) will present film, digital video, educational, and live music offerings in the heart of Baltimore City. The Film Center complex will light up the corner of Charles Street and North Avenue, returning film and events to the magnificent Parkway Theatre for the first time in almost 40 years.
With your help and the support of our partners at Johns Hopkins University and Maryland Institute College of Art, the Maryland Film Festival’s SNF Parkway Film Center is slated to open in Spring of 2017.
The SNF Parkway Film Center will offer a broad range of the world’s best art-house, independent, documentary, and classic cinema programming not currently being shown in Baltimore. In addition to the screenings of nearly 200 new films, the Film Center programming will also include weekly shorts screenings and a variety of thematic series that cover such subjects as the development of the movie art form and the artists that made them.
The Parkway will present live music and other programs that explore the interdisciplinary nature of film.
Unlike other movie theaters, the Film Center will have activity day and night. From special screenings, lectures, and other events, the Film Center will play an important role in connecting the people of Baltimore to a Global Community.
As a permanent home for the Maryland Film Festival,
the Parkway will allow us to expand our programming year-round, engaging a wider audience through our screenings and special events.
The Parkway will provide students and members of Hopkins, MICA and the wider community with opportunities to interact with practicing artists through a wide array of new programming.
The Parkway will help promote Baltimore as a preeminent location for film and television production, bringing visiting filmmakers to the city and feeding the local film community. Thriving film exhibition and increasing film production go hand in hand.
The Parkway will create a year-round revenue stream that will sustain the Maryland Film Festival into the future.