In the age of iTunes, Spotify and Amazon, a large retail space dedicated to physical music feels like an anachronism. And yet that’s just what we have in the Sound Garden, the Fells Point record store now celebrating its 25th year in business. During a tumultuous time for record stores, Sound Garden has adapted, bringing DVDs and Blu-Rays into the fold and growing its selection of vinyl as the format has come back in full force.
All of Baltimore’s great record stores are institutions worth celebrating, especially one that’s been around as long as the Sound Garden has. And that’s just what will happen tonight at the Parkway, where the theater and record store are presenting a double feature of two of the best movies about record stores–well, two of the only ones, a Facebook event description wryly observes–“High Fidelity” and “Empire Records.”
In addition to the movies, the Sound Garden will have a pop-up shop in the lobby and a raffle for a vinyl prize back, a Crosley turntable and other goodies.
7-11 p.m., The Parkway Theatre, 5 W. North Ave., (443) 438-6144, mdfilmfest.com/soundgarden-25, $10 single admission or $16 for the double feature.
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