The new lights on the marquee out front once again beckon movie lovers. The rotunda in the lobby has been restored to its original splendor, punctuated by renovated murals in jewel tones and a stunning art deco chandelier. And there’s a new and innovative concession stand where the unmatched scent of fresh popcorn will waft into the majestic main theater and three smaller auditoriums.
James “Buzz” Cusack and his daughter Kathleen Lyon walk through the dust with a flashlight, gingerly stepping around ladders and scaffolding to show off the sturdy bones of the historic Senator Theatre.
Cinematic entertainment has come a long way from the black-and-white talkies that fostered the growth of one of the world’s largest leisure industries. The movie business can be lucrative, but it often throws major curveballs at theater owners — especially small, independent ones.
The sale of Baltimore’s historic Senator Theatre was approved Wednesday by the city Board of Estimates for $500,000 — more than the property’s assessed value $350,000.
For sale: Baltimore’s historic gem, the Senator Theatre.
What Mary Ann Cricchio wanted was a mural. What she got was a summer film festival that attracts thousands to one of Baltimore’s signature neighborhoods. One of the founders of the Little Italy Outdoor Film Festival, which kicks off Friday with the traditional showing of “Moonstruck,” Cricchio also owns Da Mimmo restaurant. The restaurant’s parking […]
The historic art deco palace in north Baltimore known as the Senator Theatre has closed — for at least six months. When it reopens around Christmas time, it will have three new theaters, a restored main auditorium complete with comfy chairs, and a tapas café with outdoor seating, all part of a $3 million facelift […]
Zesto to open restaurant at Crossroads Village Center Zesto Pizza & Grill, a Philadelphia-based restaurant chain, will open a 4,900-square-foot restaurant — its first in the Baltimore region — at the Crossroads Village Center. The company signed a lease with St. John Properties, the Baltimore real estate development firm that is developing substantial portions of […]
Look for construction to soon begin on the expansion of the Towson Circle development on Joppa Road near the traffic circle. Sources say this $35 million extension and redevelopment is ready to launch after several years of uncertainty because of the sagging economy. The local development team from The Cordish Cos. is planning to turn […]
How sweet it is. That’s what neighbors in Parkville are saying now that the new Wockenfuss Homemade Candies has opened in an abandoned discount outlet near Northern Parkway and Chesley Avenue. A small U.S. Post Office is also stationed in the back of the store. “We have had customers coming in the whole time from […]
The biggest news on The Daily Record website this week was actually about its competitor, The Baltimore Sun, and the announcement of possible buyouts at the newspaper. That story and more in this week’s business top 5. 1. Baltimore Sun looking to buy out up to 25 employees – by Rachel Bernstein Management at The […]
A $700,000 loan to restore and add to the historic Senator Theatre was approved Wednesday by Baltimore’s Board of Estimates. The new operators of the theater, Kathleen Cusack and James “Buzz” Cusack, have been going through the process of being approved to renovate the historic property. They have also been looking to gain finances through […]