Announcing The Senator Community Trust, LLC

posted by Maximillian Genus on March 3, 2009 at 10:45 am

BALTIMORE, MD — Locals are consolidating their efforts to move the Senator Theatre into its next phase.

A group of local community and business leaders announced today that they have organized to realize the goal of community-based non-profit ownership and preservation of the historic Senator Theatre.

Recognizing the need for the community to take the leadership in implementation of the vision to establish The Senator as the premiere community-based entertainment and educational venue in the area, the group has formed The Senator Community Trust LLC, which is now in the process of seeking non-profit status.

The entire press release can be read here.

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vladimir
vladimir on March 3, 2009 at 11:13 am

I am delighted by this action. I went to college in Baltimore, and since then have visited the city many times. I have fond memories of seeing movies at the Senator. I hope the trust will be very successful in turning it into a not for profit venue serving the community and the arts population.

Maximillian Genus
Maximillian Genus on March 3, 2009 at 4:25 pm

I am heartened as well, vlad!
However, I am also careful not to be elated.

I heard early last month that the city formed a transition steering committee, but since there’s been no official news from them.

It’s my impression the the newly formed SCT LLC is a response by community leaders to the lack of any apparent action, knowing that the theatre’s debt is threatening imminent closure.

If these two groups can’t get together and agree on a transition plan that the city will approve ASAP, it’s likely the bank will foreclose and place the property on the auction block.

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