Residents rallied to save historic city theater after fire - Herald-Mail Media

Editor's note: Memories of The Maryland Theatre submitted by area residents will be published this week with stories celebrating the 100th anniversary of the theater. “I have traveled around the country to see Jack Jones, Keely Smith, Rich Little, Bob Newhart and others,” said Cindy Shank of Hagerstown. “I remember seeing Tony Bennett, Phyllis Diller, The Smothers Brothers, Roger Whittaker and Johnny Cash at The Maryland Theatre. One of the best was Harry Belafonte’s unforgettable show right here in Hagerstown. “I have two big memories,” said Rodney A. Guessford of Hagerstown. “The other was in the 1990s, when they had a special showing of 'Gone With the Wind,' and I got to see this great movie on the big screen. “My grandmother, Carrie Socks, took me to the theater when I was 9 years old for my first 3-D movie,” said Connie Socks Perry of Berkeley Springs, W. Va. , a former Hagerstown resident. “We thought we were hot stuff,” said Millie McCleary , 85, of Waynesboro, Pa. , who was an usher for a week at The Maryland Theatre in the early 1940s when she was 13. She was a Girl Scout who took the job with fellow Scouts who were trying to... “My Maryland Theatre memories are of our Jersey farm animals and our two oldest kids, Sandra and Allen Grove, on. Source: