The Senator Theatre has been closed since April 2012 for major renovations. Today, owners of the theater posted some snapshots on their Facebook page of the work in progress. From what can be seen, the work is extensive, showing the main auditorium stripped of seating and sporting scaffolding. Other photos show work progressing on additions to the building which will house three more screening rooms.
There is no specific reopening date announced. The theater’s owners will say only that they are aiming at “late spring – probably May” of 2013.
Recently, The Sun’s Jacques Kelly wrote about the progress of the renovations:
The sight of a few ladders outside the Senator Theatre did not prepare me for the scope of the restoration project that is transforming this Govans-Belvedere Square landmark, a Baltimore treasure being taken apart and reassembled. There will be three newly constructed boutique theaters, too, making a four-screen complex.
The $3.5 million infusion of much-needed capital improvements comes not a minute too soon. The 1939 movie house is a favorite address of many film fans, but let’s face it: The beloved Senator was shabby. It took the city and state to come to the financial rescue of the beleaguered but grandly surviving picture house.