The Senator Theatre is Showing ‘Purple Rain’ to Mark the One-Year Anniversary of Prince’s Death

0 Written by: | Thursday, Apr 20, 2017 3:36pm

Poster via Wikimedia Commons

Marking one year since the death of the musician Prince, the Senator Theatre will present “Purple Rain” in its main auditorium tonight at 8 p.m.

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Featured, Lifeline

Former Senator Theatre Owner Says State Sen. Assaulted Him

0 Written by: | Thursday, Nov 07, 2013 8:28am

Tom Kiefaber's booking photo

Tom Kiefaber’s booking photo from an August 2012 trespassing arrest

Tom Kiefaber, former owner of the Senator Theatre, has filed assault charges against state Sen. Joan Carter Conway for allegedly slapping his face and his video camera as he was filming her at a public auction. But in case you’re wondering whether the shoe is finally on the other foot, know that at the end of the incident it was Kiefaber who was in handcuffs.

Kiefaber attended the Nov. 1 auction of his former home on Orkney Road with a video camera. In footage Kiefaber uploaded to YouTube, we see him follow Conway and two men around the house. After one man, visibly agitated, asks him to stop filming, Kiefaber continues. It culminates in Conway swatting at his camera, a big jerky movement, and Kiefaber yelling that he had just been assaulted.  Read More →

Culture, Featured

Senator Theatre Re-Opens!

3 Written by: | Thursday, Oct 10, 2013 8:45am


It’s been quite a journey for the Senator Theatre, one of my favorite (and few remaining) old-style movie houses left in the Baltimore area. First, it kind of ran out of money; then, its previous owner really didn’t want to relinquish control; then, it was unclear who would take possession — and even if they’d keep showing films in the theater. But we can file all that aside in our “past drama” folders; the Senator is open once more after a year-and-a-half of renovations. And I couldn’t be happier.
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Senator Theatre Sold to Current Operators

1 Written by: | Wednesday, Sep 26, 2012 9:05am

The sale of the historic Senator Theatre on York Road to its current operators, James “Buzz” Cusack and Kathleen Lyon, for $500,000 is all but complete. It just needs to be approved by Baltimore’s Board of Estimates today. Read More →

Featured, Lifeline

Former Owner of the Senator Theatre Tom Kiefaber Arrested (UPDATED)

1 Written by: | Tuesday, Aug 14, 2012 7:55am

Tom Kiefaber’s booking photo

Whatever your opinion of the statements and actions of Tom Kiefaber since he lost possession of the Senator Theatre in 2009, he’s certainly not going gentle into that goodnight. Kiefaber’s public Facebook page pulls no punches discussing his feelings at having lost the theater — a frequent topic — waxing poetic (and vitriolic) about the devastation that was brought to his wallet, his family, and his life’s work. And he’s not afraid to name names, repeatedly. Read More →


Wednesday Morning Links

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Feb 08, 2012 5:30am

Prodded by DIY crosswalk, DOT puts one on The Avenue – Baltimore Brew

Tax credit to speed Senator Theatre renovations – The Baltimore Sun

Actor Kevin Bacon promoting social good at College Park  – The Baltimore Sun

11 Incredible Theories About What Might Lie Under Antarctica’s ‘Alien’ Lake Vostok – Business Insider

Maryland vs. Clemson: Terrapins hold off Tigers for first road win of season, 64-62 – The Washington Post

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