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“I Never Understood the Hype about This Place”

The Senator Theatre
Ranked #68 of 233 things to do in Baltimore
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Owner description: 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.
Baltimore, MD
Level 6 Contributor
354 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“I Never Understood the Hype about This Place”
Reviewed February 19, 2012

This place was interesting because it had an interior that some of us remember from our youth (one big screen in a sizable room, with some ornate and warm decor features). It was also was imbedded in a neighborhood, rather than part of a distinct shopping/entertainment complex. Otherwise, it was never a big draw for me as a regular destination, but I could see it fitting in well as part of an evening out that included dinner at one of the nearby restaurants, whatever film that is showing, and then perhaps drinks at a nearby bar.

Visited March 2011
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Bel Air
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65 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Show time”
Reviewed February 10, 2012

Wonderful old building, great movie house, wish they could move it to Bel Air so more people would go, not a great location to drive to but worth it when you get there, too far for us

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Eastern Shore, MD
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100 reviews
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“Great theatre experience”
Reviewed January 28, 2012

The Senator has seen better days and is desperate need of some much needed repairs. The paint is peeling in spots, the wood accents on the wall looked water damaged and overall has a dingy feel. That said, we went and saw "Incredibly Close and Extremely Loud," last night had a great theatre experience. The screen is HUGE and the sound is great. There were very few people there (<20) and we felt that we had the place to ourselves. We'll be back.

Visited January 2012
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baltimore
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great Old Fashioned Movies”
Reviewed January 9, 2012

old fashioned theatre with a great big screen and comfortable seats. movies the way it used to be.

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Baltimore
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“a classic not to be missed”
Reviewed January 6, 2012

the way movies used to be, when they were an evening out.

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