Senator Theatre

5904 York Road,
Baltimore, MD 21212

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longislandmovies on December 29, 2008 at 1:23 am

Must be some important people at the SENATOR as the news thread has been removed from CINEMA TREASURES home page.33 COMENTS AND 389 VIEWS HAVE GONE ON SUNDAY …………………

MPol on December 8, 2008 at 12:57 pm

Great-looking theatre!! Love the round marquee on the outside, which makes for a distinguished look.

JodarMovieFan on November 16, 2008 at 12:13 pm

I think it started from a post to a fund raiser at the Landmark Theater for Quantum of Solace. Then someone else objected and it started from there. I was in it on the second round then there were four more entries but by the time I got to here, they were all gone.

veyoung52 on November 16, 2008 at 11:40 am

It seems that the gremlins who remove posts from these pages, especially this one, are at it again!

JodarMovieFan on June 6, 2008 at 8:32 pm

Nice pictures. The Summer ‘07 blockbuster movie season got off to a rousing start with the Senator’s booking of the latest Indiana Jones movie. Usually my friend and I go to the midnight show that starts the engagement but missed it to go Sat instead. I called beforehand and was assured that there was enough tickets for the 7pm Sat show. By the time, I dropped my friend off to get tickets, they sold out 3 people ahead of him! The next day I had two graduations to go to and wasn’t looking forward to getting home around 2 am but ended up getting tickets to the last show at 10:45pm. As usual, the presentation was top notch with the intro by Tom Kliefaber, its owner. The only detractions were some noticeable scratches in the final act and at the very, very end of the reel where there was this loud SCREEEEEEEEECH! I would say I almost missed digital, but for the fact the Senator was able to secure a Kodak Select Vision Premier print of the movie for this engagement.

I had noticed they had architect renderings of some remodeling. Unfortunately, the usher that was there was telling us to go as I suppose he and the rest of the crew wanted to clean up and go home.
Based on my brief view of the sketching, there will be some kind of bar to the right of the theater, with seating for about 40 or so. I hope they’ll have some movie memorabilia, Senator-related, too to sell with some gourmet goods and drinks. If this is the case, then this would mean they’ll finally be taking credit cards, too. Perhaps advance ticketing will finally come so I won’t have to endure a rare, but annoying sell out to a preferred show time.

The next time I go, I want to look at the drawings again to see what is happening upstairs. Now, they have two 40 seat areas for those who want to have private parties and such. This particular evening, they had a group who had a Indiana Jones-themed party, which looked like a lot of fun. I’m not 100% sure but it seems they will have a separate screening room. Senator 2 anyone?

Giles on April 29, 2008 at 3:12 pm

nevermind I should always remember to read the top intro of the theatre at the top of the webpage- there’s a “soundproof nursey” – ohhhh (my bad)

Giles on April 29, 2008 at 3:10 pm

there’s a crying room ? I thought the Senator enforced a “no one under 5 years old admission”. I should go back at some point in the Summer, I saw “Immortal Beloved” in glorious Sony Dynamic Digital Sound – and it was an extremely impressive presentation.

Manwithnoname on April 29, 2008 at 2:48 pm

WHAT A GREAT STAFF! I had the pleasure of visiting this theater last week while on vacation. We explained that I was a theater geek from California and I was allowed the run of the place with my camera. Everyone was wonderful! Nick, who was taking tickets, showed me to the projection booth where the projectionist was playing with two dogs and then a crying room. There is a fireplace in the men’s lounge! From what I understand the theater will undergo some renovation with the stage moved forward, a liquor license will be sought for a bar to be installed and a cafe next door. The Senator will still run film and have live shows as well. There was also an article about it in the local paper. Great folks there.

sguttag on December 17, 2007 at 10:07 pm

I don’t know what that was about but they DID play Fiddler in 35mm 4-track and it was an IB Tech print (good color). The sound was quite impressive for its age. The film played its full week (or slightly longer since it started on a Tuesday).

Blade Runner is the current attraction with the last day on Thursday.


longislandmovies on December 11, 2007 at 11:16 pm


William on December 4, 2007 at 11:34 am

It’s the 181 minute version, not the 1979 Dolby Stereo 149 minute version.

PeterApruzzese on December 4, 2007 at 11:31 am

If it’s IB Technicolor, it would have to be a 35mm print as Technicolor never made 70mm IB prints. Should be nice if it’s in good shape, wish I lived closer.

HowardBHaas on December 4, 2007 at 9:03 am

Emailed arrived from Senator today. Starting today (Tuesday) will be shown an original IB Technicolor, Road Show print, with a dynamic four-track “mag” stereo soundtrack of Fiddler on the Roof from a private collector. I don’t know if 35 or 70mm.

sguttag on November 22, 2007 at 8:22 am

The Senator is now playing Lawrence of Arabia in 70mm DTS.


HowardBHaas on November 9, 2007 at 8:11 am

Today’s email also announces that Coming Soon will be a 70mm print of Lawrence of Arabia. Blade Runner, the Final Cut is also coming. Currently playing is American Gangster.

JodarMovieFan on October 12, 2007 at 8:26 am

Hmmm. Strange bedfellows, indeed. But from reading past posts and articles with comments from Mr. Kliefaber, it seems he is welcoming Landmark. Perhaps its because they will break the clearance power that the Charles was exerting over the Senator.

Interesting they are showing a 35mm print of Ridley Scott’s final cut of Blade Runner. Maybe worth a viewing to compare to the Ziegfeld’s practically perfect digital projection version.

longislandmovies on October 12, 2007 at 1:13 am

Why is they runing a ad for landmark theaters on there web site?

rlvjr on September 11, 2007 at 12:26 am

We drove 40 miles each way to enjoy seeing a movie again at a real movie theatre. It was well worth the effort. The SENATOR is an excellent and well managed theatre, and there’s nothing wrong with the seats. Don’t be put-off by the prior posting’s negative comment — because it just isn’t true.

Too bad 3:10 TO YUMA went from excellence (1 ½ hrs) to stupid (final 20 minutes). We enjoyed it thoroughly until…..

JodarMovieFan on August 14, 2007 at 4:04 pm

Longisland, the Senator has sold out their entire 900 seats for several shows that I know of this summer, primarily the opening midnight shows of such fare as the recent Spiderman 3 and Harry Potter.

A DCinema installation would make this gem even better, but with the recent financial woes, the expenses would be hard to come by and the owner has said in forums that with today’s 2K technical standards, they don’t hold up well to regular film. The digital vs. film forums have been quite vocal especially during the last two Star Wars' prequel releases.

The nice thing about the Senator is that this summer’s Fantastic Four sequel and Die Hard, they were able to get a special EK print for their respective engagements. If memory serves me correctly, they also had select vision EK prints for the Star Wars' prequels, too. I suspect they have good relations with the 20th Century Fox folks.

The Senator has been fortunate to book the summer 07 event films, which I’ve seen here. I hope they did well and believe they did. Now, if only they would invest some money into replacing those awful seats….

veyoung52 on July 15, 2007 at 10:52 pm

Am glad to see that Master Jedi projectionist Steve Guttag has popped up here. As for longislandmovies' question above, the first time I went to the Senator, for the run of the 70mm restored “Vertigo”, the Saturday afternoon matinee was as close to sell-out as possible.

longislandmovies on July 15, 2007 at 10:12 pm

On the big films they play do they ever sell out,.

sguttag on July 15, 2007 at 10:05 pm

The Senator can indeed project in 35 or 70mm. It can also project in 16mm if required. As to DLP projection, the Senator does have a DLP projector but not a DCinema one at this time.

Giles on June 4, 2007 at 11:23 am

question: the Senator can playbak 35mm and 70mm but does not have a DLP system, correct?