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The Time Baltimore's Streets Got All Cinematic

On the evening of September 25, 1953 a man on the FBI’s most wanted list was making a phone call in a phone booth on the mezzanine floor of the Town theater at Eutaw and Fayette streets. At the same time, the movie showing in the theater itself was a gangster movie called, “I, the jury.” At once and together, as if scripted, while the FBI agents peppered the phone booth with bullets, at the very same time, on the screen, there was a scene, too, of peppering bullets. So the audience could not know the difference between the real and what was on the movie screen!