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Will ‘Rashomon’ be the Curtain Closer for The Senator Theater?

17 Jul

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July 17th, 2009–

It’s kind of an interesting thing that this gets to be the 100th post of Cinematropolis, considering that the Senator had just closed it’s doors as I was setting up this blog, and now after three months of showing revivals, concerts and hosting mini-film fests that long dreaded auction date for the theater has finally arrived. Next week, the auction will occur, on July 21nst, and after that we wait and see whether or not The Senator will ever likely show films again. Is this the last flick to ever play the Senator? Obviously, no one knows that. I’m not even sure if this is even the last one that Kiefauber and company plan on showing. Continue reading

Harry Lime heads to the big screen and The Senator heads to auction

29 May
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It’s official. The Senator is headed to auction on July 21st where the BDC (Baltimore Development Corporation) will preside over the sale. The Senator Theatre will be sold for no less than a bid of  1 million dollars.  For further details regarding the specifics of the auction and the circumstances surrounding it, check out yesterday’s Baltimore Sun article about The Senator.  

Theres also this editorial letter calling for respect for Tom Kiefauber’s work and contribution to The Senator over the years.

Right now, The Senator is still showing films and this weekend its playing a bona fide masterpiece, Carol Reed’s noir thriller The Third Man. If you have never seen it then I suggest you check it out at The Senator if you can.  My wife and I are showing the film as part of an upcoming movie night event at our house, so I’ll have a more detailed review of it up then. My advice would be to walk into it knowing as little as possible. You won’t be disappointed.

Showtimes for The Third Man, as well as Yellow Submarine and the Pink Floyd concert film P.U.L.S.E  are HERE.

 

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