Baltimore Senator Theatre owner Tom Kiefaber deserves our respect

posted by HowardBHaas on May 26, 2009 at 8:14 am

BALTIMORE, MD — My Opinion piece on the Senator Theatre was printed in the Baltimore Sun on May 23, 2009.

Nowhere in the world is it easy to continue to operate a single screen movie theater, and too many single screens are just not feasible. For the last few decades, Kiefaber did it with aplomb. He put the Senator Theatre on the worldwide map of historic cinemas. He’s made sure the Art Deco theater is physically maintained and that it glows with excitement. On my visits, the Senator has been a magical place. Moviegoers enjoy the backlit glass blocks of the exterior, the splendid rotunda lobby which often features interesting historic exhibits, the well stocked concession area, and a movie with state of the art sound and perfect projection on the large screen. Unforgettable is a trip to the handsomely decorated men’s room suite, finding that you get to hear the movie through piped in speakers.

Read more in the Baltimore Sun.

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Manwithnoname
Manwithnoname on May 26, 2009 at 1:05 pm

Everyone associated with this theater has my respect and admiration. I was treated like royalty when I had the chance to visit last year with one of the employees actually giving me a tour of the projection booth/crying room areas. All I said was that I was a “theater geek on vacation”. Long live this place and all associated with it!

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