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Hi, my name is Kevin Williams and I am owner of Oasis Newsfeatures and editor of The Amish Cook newspaper column.

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  1. Rebecca

    You’re lucky to have had the experience, Kevin. We in Baltimore lost our grand dame of single-screen theaters several years ago. I know there has been talk off and on of reopening, but it never seems to make it past wishful thinking. The Senator is a beautiful theatre!! I relish my memories of movies seen there, nestled in one of the theatre’s plush red velvet seats…from Gone With the Wind to Beauty and the Beast. Who could miss the sidewalk squares out front; pieces of art identifying many of the shows to play there. Baltimore’s answer to Hollywood’s walk of fame with handprints and names immortalized in concrete. It was always an experience in full-on nostalgia: the manager would come out and intro the movie, the curtain would open revealing the massive silver screen, a cartoon short or two and maybe an old newsreel would play, then the promised movie would begin… I have especially good memories of seeing the first Harry Potter there – with the whole theatre decked out for the occasion!

    I miss the old place. I’d love to go there again. Haven’t checked the status for some time (always afraid I’ll find they’ve slated it for demolition and that would break my heart). But memories are good…at least until I won’t remember I’ve forgotten them. ;o)

  2. Rebecca

    Got brave and glad I did; they’re open again! The current owners followed through! I think I’ll have to plan a trip next weekend!!! Thank you!!

    1. Kevin

      Cool, let us know how the visit goes!

  3. Debbi

    I really miss those all movie theaters. We use to have one that had two screens, not anymore sad to say. I also miss the old drive in movies. They were great for friends and family.

  4. Tiffanie

    Our sister town 3 miles away still has a one screen theatre, but it’s $6 or $7, and the nearest big town, 12 miles away, has a year-round drive-in, 2 movies for $7. We love it! One of the few perks to living in an always warm, no seasons climate.There’s also a smaller theatre that has Monday night specials for $5. All of these have cheaper snacks as well. I agree, most theatres charge way too much! I heard that it’s because too many people just wait to buy the dvd….

    1. Kevin

      Welcome to amishcookonline, Tiffanie, where in the always warm, no-seasons, make-me-envious climate do you live?


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