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Senator Theatre

4 star rating 14 Reviews

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5904 York RdBaltimore, MD 21212


  • Senator Theatre - Baltimore, MD -  McCanless

    Reviews: 77

    McCanless (77 reviews)

    A previous review dubbed this cool old movie house "World Class". While it surely isn't that, it is a quality place to take in a movie, and absolutely beats the local mega-plex. Chairs are still poor (they're not "stadium" per the previous review, they're uncomfortable old ones with poor back support), though, the sound system lacks, and the neighborhood doesn't give one many reasons to come early or stay late. The Thai restaurant across the street is OK, though. For something more approximating "World Class" in a retro theater, try the outstanding Uptown Theater, Washington, D.C., which is far superior in most every respect to the Senator, and has varied and quality pre/post movie options in fun Cleveland/Woodley Park. It is right on Metro's red line.

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  • Senator Theatre - Baltimore, MD -  macgyver

    Reviews: 25

    A legend that lives up to the hype
    macgyver (25 reviews)

    If you've never been to the Senator, go. There's really not much more to say, because it'll all become evident when you purchase your ticket and set food into the lobby. The theater is not only a step back into time, but it's a step into a first class, state of the art, first-run movie house. In an age when theaters of the Senator's age are being relegated to second run movies, multi-purpose venues, or -- worse yet -- being closed forever, the Senator plows forward as a premiere place to watch the movies. The screen is absolutely gargantuan, there's not a bad seat in the house, the sound is state of the art, and the theater staff are like a family. It's a must-visit venue for any movie fan.

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  • Senator Theatre - Baltimore, MD - Paul H.

    Paul H.

    Love the Senator!
    Paul H. (Posted to Judysbook.com)

    This is one of my favorite theaters in the Baltimore area. It was restored some years back and the owner has revived the tradition of showing a short...

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  • Senator Theatre - Baltimore, MD - Katherine M.

    Katherine M.

    Great old theater
    Katherine M. (Posted to Judysbook.com)

    We've been to many movies at the Senator over the years and have always enjoyed the experience. The short film instead of endless commercials and pre...

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  • Senator Theatre - Baltimore, MD - Kathleen K.

    Kathleen K.

    A Blast from the Past
    Kathleen K. (Posted to Judysbook.com)

    The Senator Theater is a wonderful one-screen theater in Baltimore. From the majestic marquee advertising the latest screening to the plush red and g...

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  • Senator Theatre - Baltimore, MD - Lisa G.

    Lisa G.

    A great old-fashioned cinema--Marquis & everything
    Lisa G. (Posted to Judysbook.com)

    The Senator is one of Baltimore's gems--a historic theater with a lot of the charm of yesteryear. They tend to hold a lot of local premieres at the S...

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  • Senator Theatre - Baltimore, MD - Chris P.

    Chris P.

    best theater in town
    Chris P. (Posted to Judysbook.com)

    The Senator is the place all of the Baltimore based movies have their screenings. The theater is old and charming with a huge screen and wonderful Do...

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  • Senator Theatre - Baltimore, MD - Looking A.

    Looking A.

    A Classic
    Looking A. (Posted to Judysbook.com)

    This is a huge one-screen theater in Baltimore. This place is a real historic treasure - the inside is beautiful. Make sure to check out the sidewal...

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  • Senator Theatre - Baltimore, MD - Phil N.

    Phil N.

    Excellent Theater
    Phil N. (Posted to Judysbook.com)

    The Senator Theater is a historic landmark with perpetual appeal. The second-largest feature film theater in the country behind the Chinatown theater...

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  • Senator Theatre - Baltimore, MD - Sara G.

    Sara G.

    A fun place with lots of history
    Sara G. (Posted to Judysbook.com)

    The Senator, like the Charles Theater, is a great place to catch smaller films. It also has a tendency to show movies that have a local connection, l...

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  • Senator Theatre - Baltimore, MD - Allyson M.

    Allyson M.

    A little run down, but hanging in there
    Allyson M. (Posted to Judysbook.com)

    The main competitor to the Charles Theater is the Senator, located in a run-down building on York Road. This is kind of a famous place, built in the 1...

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  • Senator Theatre - Baltimore, MD - Megan H.

    Megan H.

    Great Movie Going Experience
    Megan H. (Posted to Judysbook.com)

    I haven't met a person in Maryland yet who HASN'T been to (or heard of) the Senator theater. Not only is it a historical theater, but when movie prem...

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  • Senator Theatre - Baltimore, MD - Debra A.

    Debra A.

    One of Baltimore's Landmarks
    Debra A. (Posted to Judysbook.com)

    The Senator Theater feels more like an opera house than a movie theater. No stadium seating here - the seats are in old style plush velvety fabric an...

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  • Senator Theatre - Baltimore, MD - Keith A.

    Keith A.

    Unique Movie Experience
    Keith A. (Posted to Judysbook.com)

    Tired of going to the chain theaters? The Senator Theatre in Towson offers up a move going experience like no other. Reasonably priced snacks and ref...

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