By Krista Pfunder
Bow Tie Cinemas’ Harbour 9 movie theater in Annapolis has gone dark.
The theater, a mainstay of the Annapolis Harbour Center shopping complex on Solomons Island Rd., quietly closed its doors, the location no longer appearing on Bow Tie Cinemas’ website.
Bow Tie Cinemas also owns and operates Ultimate Annapolis Mall 11 movie theater in the Westfield Annapolis Mall. That location remains open.
Both Annapolis theaters had closed their doors for months during the COVID-19 pandemic but reopened in February.
Throughout the years, Bow Tie Cinemas at Harbour 9 offered unique movie experiences such as Movies & Mimosas—welcoming moviegoers to sip on the popular brunch beverage while enjoying a flick—and Cine Classics—screenings of classic films from the golden age of cinema. The Cine Classics series included a local film expert giving an introduction to the film prior to the screening.
The theater was a popular spot since it opened in the 1990s and the entire shopping center is still referred to as “Harbour 9” by locals. “My parents would drop me off at Harbour 9 on the weekends,” says Amie Milan, who grew up in Davidsonville and was a regular during the theater’s early days. “My friends and I would have dinner at TGIFriday’s and then walk across to the theater for a show.”
Plans for the now-vacant theater are unknown. Representatives for Bow Tie Cinemas and Lerner Retail—which owns Annapolis Harbour Center—were unavailable for comments.