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Marking one year since the death of the musician Prince, the Senator Theatre will present “Purple Rain” in its main auditorium tonight at 8 p.m.
Tom Kiefaber, former owner of the Senator Theatre, has filed assault charges against state Sen. Joan Carter Conway for allegedly slapping his face and his video camera as he was filming her at a public auction. But in case you’re wondering whether the shoe is finally on the other foot, know that at the end of the incident it was Kiefaber who was in handcuffs.
Kiefaber attended the Nov. 1 auction of his former home on Orkney Road with a video camera. In footage Kiefaber uploaded to YouTube, we see him follow Conway and two men around the house. After one man, visibly agitated, asks him to stop filming, Kiefaber continues. It culminates in Conway swatting at his camera, a big jerky movement, and Kiefaber yelling that he had just been assaulted.
It’s been quite a journey for the Senator Theatre, one of my favorite (and few remaining) old-style movie houses left in the Baltimore area. First, it kind of ran out of money; then, its previous owner really didn’t want to relinquish control; then, it was unclear who would take possession — and even if they’d keep showing films in the theater. But we can file all that aside in our “past drama” folders; the Senator is open once more after a year-and-a-half of renovations. And I couldn’t be happier.
Whatever your opinion of the statements and actions of Tom Kiefaber since he lost possession of the Senator Theatre in 2009, he’s certainly not going gentle into that goodnight. Kiefaber’s public Facebook page pulls no punches discussing his feelings at having lost the theater — a frequent topic — waxing poetic (and vitriolic) about the devastation that was brought to his wallet, his family, and his life’s work. And he’s not afraid to name names, repeatedly.