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MaryLand commented about TRANSFORMERS at the Orpheum! on Aug 8, 2007 at 10:08 am

To all Historic Theatre gruru’s out there – please help me answer this challenge question…

Can you identify ALL of the Historic Theatres featured in the new movie “Transformers”?

Hint: Most of the Historic Theatre Marquees are featured in the final fight sequence.

These are the ones I remember seeing…

MaryLand commented about Mission 4 Drive-In closed on Mar 24, 2007 at 8:09 am

The vandalism has robbed all citizens of San Antonio from being able to expierence a truly wonderful, and increasingly rare, Cinema expierence. I can only wonder if the vandals comprehended the cultural loss, and scale of their act.

Reach out and ask for assistance if you want the Drive-In to re-open… there are those willing to help.

MaryLand commented about Senator Theatre on Mar 6, 2007 at 1:41 pm

Thank you to all who donated to help save the Senator from auction. The goal was to preserve the Senator as the last single screen, first run movie house in the region.

This week, the Baltimore’s Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation (CHAP) “voted unanimously… to recommend to the City Council that the 67-year-old Art Deco building be designated a landmark.

The commission voted also to write a letter to the City Council urging it to support the Senator’s continued existence as a first-run movie theater. The Senator is the last single-screen movie house in Baltimore, which once had more than 175."

Hopefully, the Landmark status will prove beneficial for the Senator, by opening it up for grants to offset maintainence costs of the historical structure.

The theatre also plans to improve its business position by including creative and unique programming offerings. There are many interesting propositions already posted to the Senator Theatre’s on-line Forum (

Combined with the Landmark status, fans of the theatre hope that it can overcome the challenges brought on by multiplexes and local art-movie houses, to remain a premier first-run theatre.

The full text of a Baltimore Sun article on the CHAP hearing is available at:
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MaryLand commented about Senator Theatre on Feb 12, 2007 at 6:13 am

Although the Senator Theatre’s structure is old, the technology employed inside is state-of-the art. The combination results in one of the most astounding movie going experiences on America’s East Coast.

The Senator Theater was completely restored several years ago. The 900 seat Senator Theatre now boasts a massive 40 ft Hurley screen, state of the art projection systems, and Dolby Digital surround sound. In July of 2003, it became the first venue to complete the “Historic Cinema Certification Program” offered by THX Ltd. The sound system was certified by THX itself.

Today, the Senator Theatre mainly showcases first run movies. It is also able to screen classic films in 35mm or 70mm.

The snack bar offers traditional movie house snacks, and real, freshly popped, hot buttered popcorn.

The August, 5, 2005 edition of Entertainment Weekly Magazine named the Senator one of “ 10 Theaters doing it right… movie houses that make watching films a dream”.

On September 29th, 2003, USA Today named the Senator Theatre in Baltimore as #4 in a nationwide list of “Places to see a classic cinema”.

This theatre is truly a gem and she deserves to live on.

MaryLand commented about Senator Theatre on Feb 12, 2007 at 6:00 am

Donations are now being accepted in campaign to save historic Senator Theatre, in Baltimore, MD.

If you love this historic theatre as much as I do, please consider helping out. Please e-mail friends and neighbors to join the cause.
Donations to the theatre (Limelight Inc) can be made through Pay Pal, via the Senator’s website

1939 – 200?

MaryLand commented about Senator Theatre on Feb 6, 2007 at 5:34 pm

Please Help Save Her.
The Senator Theater is to be sold at a foreclosure auction Feb. 21.
She is a wonderful, magnificent beauty that deserves to live on. Many of us have sworn off multiplexes in her favor.

The story was just posted in the Baltimore Sun newspaper on 2-6-07.

The Senator’s owner, acknowledged yesterday that the theater owes $90,000 on a $1.2 million mortgage.

Please visit for more info.