Sun coverage: Senator Theatre

Sun coverage: Senator Theatre
The Senator Theatre through the years [Pictures]

12:42 PM EDT, October 8, 2013

The Senator Theatre [Pictures]

See pictures of the historic movie theater through the years.

The Senator named one of top 20 movie theaters in the world

1:34 PM EDT, April 18, 2014

The Senator named one of top 20 movie theaters in the world

Men's Journal singles out the theater out for its historic look, memorable movie premieres.

Premiere night is smash hit for refurbished Senator Theatre

9:10 PM EDT, October 10, 2013

Premiere night is smash hit for refurbished Senator Theatre

Waters: 'We've never had anything like this before'

Now playing, the Senator

6:46 PM EDT, October 9, 2013

Now playing, the Senator

Movies return to the iconic theater this week.

Senator Theatre reopening set for Oct. 10

7:56 PM EDT, August 19, 2013

Senator Theatre reopening set for Oct. 10

$3.5 million facelift for the 74-year-old North Baltimore landmark will debut with 'Hairspray'

6:08 PM EDT, July 25, 2013

Renovated Senator Theatre gets OK to sell alcohol

The Senator Theatre and its adjoining small-plates restaurant, Bar Zini, will be authorized to sell alcohol when it reopens in the coming months, after a Baltimore licensing board voted Thursday to approve its application.

City sells Senator Theatre at $310,000 loss

5:47 PM EDT, September 26, 2012

City sells Senator Theatre at $310,000 loss

Comptroller Joan Pratt casts lone "no" vote against deal.

Senator Theatre sale, for $500,000, to be approved Wednesday

6:52 PM EDT, September 25, 2012

Senator Theatre sale, for $500,000, to be approved

Baltimore's Board of Estimates is expected to approve on Wednesday the sale of the Senator Theatre to its current operators for $500,000.

City plans to sell Senator Theatre to Cusack family

7:33 PM EDT, August 23, 2012

City plans to sell Senator Theatre to Cusack family

Details of sale not finalized.

Ex-Senator Theatre owner's trespassing arrest details [charging documents]

9:28 AM EDT, August 23, 2012

Ex-Senator Theatre owner's trespassing arrest details [charging documents]

Kiefaber sought arrest 'to get the media involved,' according to police.

Ex-Senator theater owner denies trespassing, harassment

9:37 PM EDT, August 14, 2012

Ex-Senator theater owner denies trespassing, harassment

Theater operators foresee March 2013 reopening.

Ex-Senator Theatre owner jailed, accused of harassment, trespassing

6:35 PM EDT, August 13, 2012

Ex-Senator Theatre owner jailed, accused of harassment, trespassing

Tom Kiefaber 'unruly and inappropriate' at arrest, police say.

Senator Theatre closed for months of renovations

6:55 AM EDT, April 27, 2012

Senator Theatre closed for months of renovations

The historic Senator Theatre closed Thursday to begin renovations, said an operator of the movie house, which opened on York Road in 1939.

Tax credit to speed Senator Theatre renovations

5:59 PM EST, February 7, 2012

Tax credit to speed Senator Theatre renovations

Operators say restoration and expansion of the historic movie house could be finished by Christmas.

Senator Theatre's operators get OK on renovation

10:26 AM EDT, August 10, 2011

Senator Theatre's operators get OK on renovation

City panel approves plan to preserve iconic theater and construct two additions that would house three additional screens.

9:16 PM EDT, June 30, 2011

Former Senator owner vows run for council president

The former owner of the Senator Theatre declared his candidacy Thursday for president of the Baltimore City Council, saying he wants to lead the body he called "a sorry crew."

Operators alter Senator plans in order to add three new screens

5:24 AM EDT, March 20, 2011

Operators alter Senator plans in order to add three new screens

The Senator Theatre's operators want to scrap plans for a small-plate restaurant and add more screens to the neighborhood theater that has become "Baltimore's movie palace."

The Senator's second take

October 9, 2010

The Senator's second take

In a changing of the movie-palace guard, the father-daughter team Buzz and Kathleen Cusack take over the historic theater.

The Senator hopes to head into the black starting with 'Red'

7:55 PM EDT, October 6, 2010

The Senator hopes to head into the black starting with 'Red'

Buzz and Kathleen Cusack announce plans for reopening on Oct. 15 and executing a "global renovation" in 2011

End of an era at the Senator Theatre

10:26 AM EDT, July 22, 2010

End of an era at the Senator Theatre

It really was the last picture show.

City takes over ownership of Senator

July 23, 2009

City takes over ownership of Senator

Baltimore City took ownership of the Senator Theatre after a brief and raucous auction Wednesday, and officials say they want to move forward quickly to develop a permanent plan for the 70-year-old landmark.

Senator on auction block today

July 22, 2009

Senator on auction block today

The Senator Theatre will go to public auction today with "moderate" interest from potential bidders, according to a spokesman for the auction house Alex Cooper.

July 21, 2009

Loyola might bid on Senator when theater goes to auction

Loyola College may bid to take control of the Senator Theatre when the historic single-screen movie house is auctioned Wednesday, a college spokeswoman said Monday evening. Courtney Jolley, the spokeswoman, would not give details about what the college would do with the theater, saying only that "the York Road corridor is a key part of our strategic plan." The college's main campus is about 1.6 miles south of the theater. City Councilman Bill Henry, who has been a key negotiator in talks surrounding the theater's fate, reacted positively to the news, calling Loyola "a good partner with the community." Baltimore City purchased the theater's mortgage in May with the intent to foreclose and sell the property, but officials have feared that the sluggish economy would prevent potential buyers from bidding.

July 19, 2009

Senator's date with auctioneer

The 70-year-old Senator Theatre, the last holdout from the golden age of Baltimore movie houses, is scheduled to go on the auction block Wednesday. Owner Tom Kiefaber, while insisting he accepts that his days of running the theater are numbered, is determined not to let something as arbitrary as an auction decide the building's fate.

5:34 PM EDT, March 23, 2009

Foreclosure auction for Senator Theatre set for April 20

A foreclosure auction of Baltimore's beleaguered Senator Theatre has been set for 10 a.m. April 20 at the Baltimore City Courthouse, 111 N. Calvert St.

9:54 PM EDT, March 11, 2009

Senator may be going, going, gone

The Senator Theatre's bank has notified the city and the owner of the historic movie house that it intends to foreclose on the property. The North Baltimore landmark could stop showing films as early as next week and be sold at auction next month.

January 29, 2009

Historic theater confronted with changes

Days after the city offered to save the Senator Theatre by turning it into a nonprofit business, owner Tom Kiefaber said he is working with the mayor's office to finalize the deal "as soon as possible."

January 28, 2009

Baltimore offers $320,000 to keep Senator open as a nonprofit

Not wanting to see the Senator Theatre closed on their watch, city officials are offering $320,000 to keep it open - provided the 70-year-old movie house is turned into a nonprofit business.

February 22, 2007

Kiefaber pauses to consider the future

Exhausted but exhilarated, the owner of The Senator Theatre said yesterday he would immediately begin working toward long-term solvency for the landmark Art Deco auditorium, which came within hours of being auctioned off in a foreclosure proceeding.

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