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Baltimore Movie Theaters


This list of Baltimore movie theaters is complete - and short. Most of the city's theaters are located in suburban malls. While there aren't many choices inside the city, the theaters are comfortable, inviting, and show a nice variety of films.

Baltimore City currently only has four movie theaters, though most have multiple screens. When the Landmark Theatre opened in 2007, the city's total screens grew to 15.

Landmark Theatres Harbor East

Address: 645 S. President St.
Phone: 410-624-2622

Once you see a movie at Landmark Theatre in Harbor East, you'll be hard pressed to go to another theater ever again. From the ridiculously comfortable leather recliner seats to the top-notch picture and audio quality in the screening rooms to the full bar - that's right, the full bar! - Landmark Theatres in Inner Harbor East is in a class of its own.

The Los Angles-based movie theater group is the nation's largest chain dedicated to showing independent films. The seven-screen movie theater in Harbor East makes use of below street-level space in this rapidly expanding neighborhood and offers stadium seating, Dolby digital sound and gourmet concessions - including a full bar.

The Charles Theatre

Address: 1711 N. Charles St.
Phone: 410-727-3456

Though it began screening films in 1939 during Hollywood's golden age, The Charles Theatre was not built as a movie palace. It was actually built in 1892 as a cable-car barn and power station and later retrofitted as a one-screen movie house. In 1999, more renovations brought its total up to five screens that show edgy indie flicks, foreign films, classics and occasionally the big Hollywood film. The adjacent Tapas Teatro is a great spot to stop for dinner before the show. 

Though it's not a comfortable or as flashy as Landmark, the Charles provides a great vibe for a movie.

Rotunda Cinematheque

Address: 711 W. 40th St.
Phone: 410-235-5554

Built in 1921 and renovated in 2002, the Rotunda in Hampden runs a wide range of films from smaller Hollywood releases to documentaries to blockbusters. It has two screens.

The Rotunda is Baltimore's most affordable movie theater. Shows before 6 p.m. are just $6, and after that adults are just $8, seniors citizens $7, and kids $6. On Tuesdays, all tickets for all shows are just $5.

The Senator

Address: 5904 York Rd.
Phone: 410-435-8338

Built in 1939, this Art Deco theater is the last of its kind in Baltimore. It is the only single-screen movie palace that actually shows first-run films.

On Oct. 15, 2010, the Senator repened with a new look. Renovations included a meticulous restoration of previously hidden features, including long-hidden wood paneling and display panels in the theater's signature rotunda and an 800-pound, two-kettle popcorn machine.

Plans also incoude a bar, a crepes shop, a small-plate restaurant and a second, much smaller theater.

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