As media and filmmaking professionals, we have particular admiration for movie houses and cinemas and we are fortunate to live close to quite a few. There is a particularly special place in our hearts for The Charles Theatre, which is located in downtown Baltimore. This particular theatre screens both independent and mainstream films much like other local cinemas (i.e. The Uptown in DC, The Weinberg in Frederick, or The Senator, also in Baltimore), The Charles has multiple screening rooms. The structure itself has retained much of its original design and style over its one hundred year history of standing and still seats 485 (without all being in one room).
We have seen many films on its screens, both classic and modern alike, which includes many of our own films as part of the 48 Hour Film Screenings. In fact, we have screened over six films there; Welcome to the Neighborhood, Distilled, Denouement, Rare Finds, Q, Like It’s Your Last, Kill The Monsters, Life Lessons, and more.
The Baltimore 48 has come and gone (in which we unfortunately were unable to participate this year) but the summer continues at The Charles as they continue with a Revival Series of landmark films this summer season. The event started back in June with Eva Hesse (Marcie Begleiter), Kings of the Road (Wim Wenders), and Bicycle Thieves (Vittorio De Sica). The bulk of the films ran in July but there are more still to come in the series, including the Hitchcock classic Rear Window, Heaven Can Wait (Ernst Lubitsch), The Conversation (Francis Ford Coppola) and Donnie Darko (Richard Kelly).
Don’t miss the remaining films!
The Senator has been running a series of revivals as well:
The variety in the lineups at each theatre is refreshing. There are a number of titles that appeal to us and we consider ourselves fortunate that such art and variety thereof is so readily available. We certainly appreciate such revivals and will be visiting The Charles for this series and doubtlessly others into the autumn, winter and after.