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Charles Theatre

Address: 1711 North Charles St., Baltimore, MD
Phone Number: 410 727 3456
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Ranked #6 of 14 Fun and Games in Baltimore
Type: Movie theaters, Fun & Games
Attraction details
Type: Movie theaters, Fun & Games
Sun - Mon 12:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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Westchester County, New York
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Came to see 6:50 pm movie. Bought tickets beforehand. Lobby was a chaotic tangle of people buying tix, getting food, holding tix ( like us) and there was no traffic pattern at all. No voice made it known that they were taking tickets for our movie. Walking down the hallway to theatre 5, there was some cool artwork on the... More 

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Abingdon, Maryland
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203 reviews 203 reviews
124 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The Charles is the oldest theater in Baltimore. They show a lot of independent films there but they also show first-run movies as well. The theater has five screens but each of the theaters is still a good size. There are of course the usual concessions. There is a good place to park directly across the street (very reasonable prices).

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Good movies in a historic location. Trendy theater, with a nice Tapas restaurant attached. Good coffee.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This old fashion cinema is one of the most interesting places in Baltimore. Located just behind the train station, across the street from Charles pub (another corky bar decorated Inferno-style with creepy dolls and red walls), and next to the Charles tapas restaurant (great food, good sangria but a bit pricey) this place is filled with Baltimore history. Before the... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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154 reviews 154 reviews
14 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I live in Mt Vernon so it is very convenient for me. You can take your cocktails over from Tapas Teatro. Only time I've ever seen it busy was during film festivals. The building is beautiful. But like I said its never busy and the staff just sits or stands at their station doing nothing. They could be friendly or... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

I haven't been to The Charles for a number of years and was saddened to see it's declined. Stinking trash bags in front of an exit door was one sign, as well as a theatre that smelled of booze. I informed an employee of the two, neglected trash bags and the fact that they were stinking and running with liquid.... More 

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Fairfield, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews 59 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Drove downtown to see "Blackfish" last night at Charles Theater. Loved the location - easy to find, ample parking, and two neat restaurants on either side of the theater (one is tapas, the other serves crepes). Walking into the theater, the space is open and artsy with munchies and seating available. Tickets are $7.50-$9.50 and well worth the price to... More 

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670 reviews 670 reviews
191 attraction reviews
240 helpful votes 240 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

The Charles Theatre is in an artsy district and is right next to Tapas Teatro. Parking is easy to find and there's also a parking garage right across the street. The purple line from the Circulator also takes you here. There's a good selection of indie films and my wife loves it.

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San Francisco, California
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153 reviews 153 reviews
39 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Saw two great films here today. Fruitvale and then a nice 90 minute great and the 20 feet away. Great indie film selection Pleasant seating area while waiting for the theater to open. They pop their own popcorn (and it is good!) and the staff is very pleasant. Big plus is the tapas restaurant next door (which will make you... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Clean, well-kept, and classic. A fun place to visit. After the movie you can walk next door and have tapas!

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