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Historic Senator Theatre to reopen this week

Tuesday - 10/8/2013, 11:20am  ET

BALTIMORE (AP) -- The Senator Theatre is back.

The 74-year-old Baltimore landmark has been closed since spring of 2012, but it reopens this week with a fundraiser featuring, "Hairspray," from Charm City's own, John Waters.

The Daily Record reports ( ) that Waters and city and state officials will be on hand Thursday to help relaunch the historic movie house that fell on hard times.

Kathleen Lyon bought the theater with her father, James "Buzz" Cusack, in 2012 after the city purchased it during a foreclosure auction in 2009. The theater has undergone $3 million in repairs and renovations funded through personal loans and a state grant and city loan.

On Friday, the Senator will begin to show a mix of first-run films, documentaries and revival films.


Information from: The Daily Record of Baltimore,

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