| Nov 6, 2013
| 4:29 PM
Former Senator Theatre owner Tom Kiefaber is accusing state Sen. Joan Carter Conway of assault after an incident last week that ended with him in handcuffs at the auction of his former home.
Kiefaber recorded a confrontation with the Baltimore...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 6:10 PM
The searchlights shone, the crowds teemed and a movie unspooled again Thursday night at North Baltimore's Senator Theatre, as the city's most beloved cinema house, refreshed and expanded, reopened after 18 months of darkness.
And the crowd loved it,...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 3:46 PM
After 18 months of darkness, the lights at the Senator Theatre will shine again this week.
A new art deco chandelier gleams inside the landmark movie palace. Carefully repainted acrobats and Harlequin clowns prance along the lobby's circular mural. And,...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 5:32 AM
The last time Buzz Cusack gave the Baltimore Messenger a tour of the Senator Theatre was in December 2012, six months after it closed for renovations. The single-screen theater's auditorium was stripped bare.
"There wasn't really anything to show you....
| Feb 4, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Baltimore activist Kim Trueheart was back at City Hall last week after a judge lifted a ban on her presence there that was at least unjustified and possibly illegal. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who often bears the brunt of Ms. Trueheart's criticism of...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 12:01 PM
Operators of the Senator Theatre were waiting anxiously this week to hear whether they will be awarded state historic tax credits for their planned $3 million expansion and renovation of the landmark 1939 Art Deco cinema house.
They did not make the...
| May 24, 2012
| 5:03 PM
In less than five minutes, Tom Kiefaber said, he was left with nothing.
"They've taken my home, my principal residence. They've taken my job," Kiefaber, the one-time owner and operator of Baltimore's storied Senator Theatre, lamented Thursday morning. He...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 6:28 AM
The former owner of the Senator Theatre told a police officer "he wished to be arrested in an attempt to get the media involved," according to charging documents in the Aug. 13 incident outside the Baltimore cinema.
Tom Kiefaber was arrested that day and...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 4:33 PM
The Baltimore Development Corp. has agreed to sell the historic Senator Theatre to its current operators, officials said Thursday.
The BDC's acting president, Kimberly A. Clark, announced the sale to Kathleen Cusack and her father James "Buzz" Cusack...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 2:47 PM
Baltimore's spending panel agreed Wednesday to sell the historic Senator Theatre at a $310,000 loss — over the objections of the city's comptroller.
"I just think it's too generous," said Comptroller Joan M. Pratt, citing the city's purchase of the...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 4:02 PM
It's easy to see why the city's sale of the Senator Theatre gave Comptroller Joan Pratt heartburn. The city paid $810,000 for the movie palace three years ago and this week sold it for a $310,000 loss. Worse yet, the city is hardly washing its hands of...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 8:48 AM
The Senator Theatre has been awarded a $300,000 state tax credit for restoration of the historic, Art-Deco style cinema house that was built in 1939.
The Senator is one of six recipients of a combined $7 million in Sustainable Communities Tax Credits,...