Sun coverage: Senator Theatre
9:42 AM PDT, October 8, 2013
See pictures of the historic movie theater through the years.
6:10 PM PDT, October 10, 2013
Waters: 'We've never had anything like this before'
3:46 PM PDT, October 9, 2013
Movies return to the iconic theater this week.
4:56 PM PDT, August 19, 2013
$3.5 million facelift for the 74-year-old North Baltimore landmark will debut with 'Hairspray'
3:08 PM PDT, July 25, 2013
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.
2:29 PM PST, February 8, 2013
Opening scheduled for late spring; landmark will have four screens.
2:47 PM PDT, September 26, 2012
Comptroller Joan Pratt casts lone "no" vote against deal.
3:52 PM PDT, September 25, 2012
Baltimore's Board of Estimates is expected to approve on Wednesday the sale of the Senator Theatre to its current operators for $500,000.
4:33 PM PDT, August 23, 2012
Details of sale not finalized.
6:28 AM PDT, August 23, 2012
Kiefaber sought arrest 'to get the media involved,' according to police.
6:37 PM PDT, August 14, 2012
Theater operators foresee March 2013 reopening.
3:35 PM PDT, August 13, 2012
Tom Kiefaber 'unruly and inappropriate' at arrest, police say.
3:55 AM PDT, April 27, 2012
The historic Senator Theatre closed Thursday to begin renovations, said an operator of the movie house, which opened on York Road in 1939.
2:59 PM PST, February 7, 2012
Operators say restoration and expansion of the historic movie house could be finished by Christmas.
7:26 AM PDT, August 10, 2011
City panel approves plan to preserve iconic theater and construct two additions that would house three additional screens.
6:16 PM PDT, June 30, 2011
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."
2:24 AM PDT, March 20, 2011
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."
October 9, 2010
In a changing of the movie-palace guard, the father-daughter team Buzz and Kathleen Cusack take over the historic theater.
4:55 PM PDT, October 6, 2010
Buzz and Kathleen Cusack announce plans for reopening on Oct. 15 and executing a "global renovation" in 2011
7:26 AM PDT, July 22, 2010
It really was the last picture show.
July 23, 2009
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.
July 22, 2009
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 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
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.
2:34 PM PDT, March 23, 2009
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.
6:54 PM PDT, March 11, 2009
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
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
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
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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