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The Embassy Theater, Cumberland, MD

Sold $550,000  
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Designed by renowned architects, Hodgens and Hill, The Embassy Theater opened its doors on November 18, 1931. Since then, It has become part of Cumberland’s landscape, as well as its history.

Built in the Art-Deco style, the building features a hand-stenciled ceiling, presidium arch with an elaborate five-sided design and additional hand-painted motifs throughout. The presidium configuration maximizes the acoustical qualities from the stage. In 1997 the building’s renovation was featured on Bob Villa’s, “Restore America” on HGTV as an outstanding example of Art-Deco renovation.

Since its renovation, the New Embassy has been used for Broadway style entertainment, composer tributes, rock shows, weddings and receptions, and special events.

The New Embassy’s 81 year age makes it eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. Now for sale, this slice of Cumberland’s history can also be a key to its future.


  • Fully renovated in 1997
  • New sprinkler system w/shut off devices
  • Partial basement in front of building
  • Newly upholstered seats in balcony
  • Newer roof (within 10 years)
  • Completely rewired
  • Can accommodate dinner theater
  • Separate sound and projection booth
  • Manager’s office
  • Separate Men’s and Women’s rooms in main lobby
  • Balcony level loggia with separate bathrooms and dressing areas



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