Courtesy Bmore Media – The historic Pikes Diner & Crab House is one step closer to showing movies once again for the first time in nearly 30 years.

Ira Miller, the owner and operator of the Rotunda Cinemas in Hampden, will operate the new Pikesville theater and show films by the end of July. That’s according to Pikes Diner Owner Wil Reich, who says he is spending about $200,000 to renovate the building for theater use. The Cinema Bar and Grill is the name of the future combination movie theater and restaurant.

Miller came up with the idea of turning the front of the diner into a movie theater, Reich says.

“I’d like to take credit but I can’t. Miller approached me with the idea. He will have first-run movies.”

Miller declined to comment for the story and provide further details about the movies that will be shown at the Pikesville diner at 921 Reisterstown Road. Reich last year added a fourth screen and coffee shop to the Rotunda in Hampden.

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