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Charles Theatre

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Address: 1711 North Charles St., Baltimore, MD
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+1 410-727-3456
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 12:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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A grand old place

We have been going to movies at the Grand Theater for many years, and it remains a fine place, with an always interesting selection of movies - a few mainstream "hits", some good... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
Lander, Wyoming
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Lander, Wyoming
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have been going to movies at the Grand Theater for many years, and it remains a fine place, with an always interesting selection of movies - a few mainstream "hits", some good indie stuff, and a few obscure and challenging movies that you're unlikely to see anywhere else or find on your Netflix or Amazon roster. The seats are... More 

Thank gogara
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

I love the Charles Theater because they show many foreign movies. They have 6 different projection rooms. On Sundays from September to June they have Cinema Sunday at 10:30 in the morning. Before the movie, people socialize and enjoy bagels and coffee. After the movie, a movie specialist leads a discussion. This is a wonderful place with good restaurants around.

Thank Elizabeth L
Kingsville, MD
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2015

Last week, I attended a matinee movie with a friend at the Charles Theatre. I was a little disappointed when I got there because the website listed a 1:25 showing of Phoenix which I had really been dying to see when in fact the first show was actually 4:30. We decided to stay and watched Learning to Drive instead. It... More 

Thank PatFranzTravels
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2015

The Charles is a great art house cinema. It has a real industrial vibe with exposed pipe and brickwork, and is THE place to see independent, foreign, hard-to-find, revival, and anything-corporate-googleplex-theaters-won't-show films. We always aim here when there's a new Miyazaki opening. Most of the auditoriums are fairly small by modern standards, but the intimacy just adds to the coolness... More 

Thank renfield1969
Westchester County, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

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 

Thank Suplesse
Abingdon, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles 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).

Thank Sharon M
Hershey, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2014

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

Thank wagerard
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

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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3 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank PhrenicEnigma
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2013

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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