New owners of the Senator Theatre get preliminary approval for second screen, other changes

posted by CSWalczak on December 15, 2010 at 7:45 am

BALTIMORE, MD — James “Buzz” Cusack and his daughter, Kathleen, who took over the operation of the historic Senator Theatre in October, have received intial zoning board approval to proceed with plans to add a second auditorium that will seat 130, a tapas restaurant, and a creperie. The Cusacks must also get approval from the city’s historic preservation board.

Parking on a Staples lot across the street would be available to moviegoers, she said.

The single-screen Senator has been an anomaly in a world of multiplex theaters, and Cusack told the zoning board that not adding a second screen would create an economic hardship for the project.

The Cusacks are leasing the theater for $1 under a profit-sharing agreement with the city and are applying for historic tax credits.

There is more to read here in the Baltimore Messenger.

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Simon Overton
Simon Overton on December 15, 2010 at 4:45 pm

Chuck and Kathleen… Your wish came true and for just a “buck”.
Will someone whisper into my little ear, please, I’ve got a dollar bill in my hot little hand along with a ton of experience and some eager helping hands.
Now don’t lets all come at once by pounding at my door!

Mikeoaklandpark on December 17, 2010 at 11:37 am

I hope they are leaving hte original auditorium intact.

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