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Address: 5904 York Road, Baltimore, MD 21212
Phone Number: +1 410-323-4424
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12:30 pm - 8:15 pm
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Sun - Mon 12:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Tue - Sat 12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Description: Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, The Senator opened on...
Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, The Senator opened on October 5th, 1939 as a single screen movie house. It is a historic Art-Deco movie theatre designed by John J. Zink. The Senator reopened on Thursday, October 10th, 2013 with 4 screens, including the restored and renovated original auditorium.
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We are visiting from out of town, and The Senator was showing a film we wanted to see. Free parking a block away. Nice old venue. Not super fancy but a nice change from the old... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
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Woodinville, Washington
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Woodinville, Washington
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

We are visiting from out of town, and The Senator was showing a film we wanted to see. Free parking a block away. Nice old venue. Not super fancy but a nice change from the old megaplex. One nit pick: four movies scheduled to start at the same time! (To be fair, 1 started at 3:50 pm; 3 others started... More 

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Eastern Shore, MD
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78 reviews 78 reviews
10 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

As a teacher, I have this week off and have gone to several movies. The Senator Theatre has undergone recently renovations and added two or three additional screens. When I heard that they had added screens, I wondered where they could have possibly put them. Now I know...the broom closet. The theatre we watched "Big Eyes" had less than 50... More 

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Abingdon, Maryland
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229 reviews 229 reviews
136 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The Senator is an iconic landmark in Baltimore. It is on the National Register of Historic Places. It opened in 1939 and was renovated last year. In this time of large multi-plex theaters with no personalities, it is great to walk through this beautiful art-deco lobby. The main theater is huge by today's standards. It seats over 700. The theater... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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68 reviews 68 reviews
26 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

If you didn't know, The Senator Theater is an ikon in Baltimore County. It's been around since the 1930's and I have been a few times in the last 15 years. It was closed for a couple of years, then re-opened with an addition of 3 or 4 more (smaller) theaters and rennovated the main theater. I went to the... More 

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Rome, Italy
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I found the Senator Theatre by chance and am very happy to have found it - it is an old, Art Nouveau cinema that has been renovated to keep it comfortable without dismantling its essence. There are no commercials before the show, just a couple of trailers and some soft music before the curtain rises and the project begins. So... More 

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Wash DC
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We attended a movie here that one of our friends had a personal connection to the story. We had dinner at the crepe place across the street and saw the show. The theater is big, the seating generous. It's kind if half renovated, no stadium seating, minuscule concessions -which isn't a ding as far as I'm concerned. We parked nearby.... More 

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baltimore, MD
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

The Senator has been a Baltimore icon, but frankly the architecture is undistinguished and the theater cannot compare to some of the grand theaters from the 1930s and 40s that have sadly been demolished. The only saving grace of this place is its age, but it was never a beauty.

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Forest Hill, Maryland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

I can remember great films I saw here, Star Wars, The Godfather, Apocalypse Now, Top Gun, a few Gene Wilder films and, of course, Barry Levinson's. My memory escapes me, however, always chose this spot if it was a special movie. Not sure of what they show now.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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78 reviews 78 reviews
9 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

I have a thing for old theaters and find it sad that they aren't as revered as the new ones. This one almost was closed a few years ago and I'm glad that it didn't. We enjoy movies here and will always choose here over the new places.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

Beautiful old fashioned movie theater (the mens lounge is way groovy) with nice BIG screen. The main downside is that seats are pretty historic as well-anything over 2 hours and my back is not happy.

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