Tag: film lovers

Fancy Eat-In Movie Theater to Open in The Rotunda

The Rotunda

The Baltimore Sun is reporting that Hekemian & Co., the development company that owns the Hampden/Roland Park (North Hampden? Lower Roland Park? HamRol?) shopping center The Rotunda, has signed a lease to open CineBistro, a company that offers in-theater dining and a full bar, all to be consumed in a “superior digital cinema” from the comfort of an “ultra-luxurious” high-back leather rocking chair.

Cinephiles Organize to Save Video Americain’s Charles Village Collection


When Video American abruptly announced the closing of their Charles Village location, and the immanent sale, video by video, of their formidable movie collection, some customers and soon-to-be former employees moved quickly to explore options for saving the store. “$50,000 – $60,000” was the rumored price tag on the entire collection, not easy money to raise in a matter of days. Fortunately, the videos, which were scheduled to go on sale today, were granted a “week’s stay of execution” while the group raises funds and makes a plan, according to a source who asked that their name be withheld.

The group of community-oriented cinephiles have thrown around various plans for housing and lending the movies, tending more or less toward a vision of the video collection reincarnating as a cooperative, perhaps in a location that could screen films. There are also a couple of individuals, however, interested in preserving the Charles Village store virtually as-is. A large, private university has apparently made an offer “to cherry-pick the collection.”