New owners of the Senator Theatre get preliminary approval for second screen, other changes
BALTIMORE, MD — James “Buzz” Cusack and his daughter, Kathleen, who took over the operation of the historic Senator Theatre in October, have received intial zoning board approval to proceed with plans to add a second auditorium that will seat 130, a tapas restaurant, and a creperie. The Cusacks must also get approval from the city’s historic preservation board.
Parking on a Staples lot across the street would be available to moviegoers, she said.
The single-screen Senator has been an anomaly in a world of multiplex theaters, and Cusack told the zoning board that not adding a second screen would create an economic hardship for the project.
The Cusacks are leasing the theater for $1 under a profit-sharing agreement with the city and are applying for historic tax credits.
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