New Embassy Theater
Survive The Demise
STD playing “Trough of the Glutton” at the new Embassy Theater in Cumberland, MD.
The New Embassy Theatre is a performance theater located in the downtown mall of Cumberland, Maryland at 49 Baltimore St. It is currently run by Broadway veteran and Tony nominee Mark Baker. The theater mounts live performances of classic theatre fare such as Kurt Weill‘s Threepenny Opera and Kander and Ebb‘s Cabaret, as well as lesser-known work such as “The Mystery of Irma Vep” and “The Lady In Question,” original works and local historical plays. Other entertainment presented at the theatre includes movies and musical concerts. Originally opened as a movie theater in 1931, it then became a curtain and drapery store, and finally was remodeled to a live performance theater and allied arts venue by Mark Baker. The building features two crows a on its roof that were lit with blue neon lights at its peak.