Loyola College may bid to take control of the Senator Theatre when the historic single-screen movie house is auctioned Wednesday, a college spokeswoman said Monday evening. Courtney Jolley, the spokeswoman, would not give details about what the college would do with the theater, saying only that "the York Road corridor is a key part of our strategic plan." The college's main campus is about 1.6 miles south of the theater. City Councilman Bill Henry, who has been a key negotiator in talks surrounding the theater's fate, reacted positively to the news, calling Loyola "a good partner with the community." Baltimore City purchased the theater's mortgage in May with the intent to foreclose and sell the property, but officials have feared that the sluggish economy would prevent potential buyers from bidding.

- Annie Linskey