Tag: movie theater

‘The Shape of Water’ is set in Baltimore, but where?

Image via IMDB

“The Shape of Water,” a sci-fi romance directed by Guillermo del Toro, is about a fast-blossoming relationship between Elisa, a mute custodial worker at a top-secret government lab (played by Sally Hawkins), and an amphibious being nabbed from South America that’s being forced to undergo experimentation at said government lab.

And it all is set in Baltimore. Last night, the movie took home Best Picture at the Oscars.

The Fancy CinéBistro Theater at The Rotunda is Hiring

A rendering of the lobby and bar, Courtesy Cobb Theatres/Hillman PR

The Rotunda development taking shape on the northern side of Hampden (or the southern side of Roland Park, depending on your views) is unlike anything else in the neighborhood. Soon, it’ll have its own movie theater that is unlike any other theater in the city.

Baltimore’s Rotunda Cinema Is No More



The Rotunda Cinema, housed in the Rotunda Mall on 40th Street, always felt like a little bit of a secret to me. It wasn’t a movie palace with neon lights and a few dozen screens; instead, it felt intimate and homey and a little bit run down. Which is precisely how I like my movie theaters. 

The Senator Theatre Will Reopen in October

Painting by Greg Otto.

October is going to be such a great month in Baltimore:  not only will we be able to once again visit the Poe Museum, we’ll also be able to catch a movie at the Senator Theatre for the first time since last spring.

Towson to Get New Movie Theater and Chance to Reverse the Trend


Cinemark, a major movie theater company, is planning to open a massive, sixteen-screen theater near the Trader Joe’s in Towson. Take that, Regal Hunt Valley (twelve screens) and AMC Columbia (fourteen screens)! And one of those screens will be an “XD Extreme Digital” auditorium, which I don’t completely understand, but I think may have something to do with smell-o-vision.

It ought to more than fill the void left by the closing of the AMC theater on York, which had gone way down hill (and had the online reviews to prove it) before finally giving up the ghost last year. The new 3,200-seat (stadium-style seats, mind you) complex will be part of the Towson Circle III development project, and is going to bring with it an underground parking garage for 860 vehicles — courtesy of the county — and five new restaurants.

The movie complex is set to open in the fall of 2014.