Another Senator Theatre Era Ends

We are saddened to pass along that celebrated, long time Senator Theatre projectionist William “Bill” Hewitt passed away early yesterday morning:

  • The Senator Theatre on Facebook:
    “We wish to take a moment to remember a very dear friend. Projectionist and Manager of The Senator Theatre for many years. William Hewitt (1936 – 2011).”
  • Former theatre owner Tom Kiefaber on Facebook:
    “The motion-picture exhibition industry lost a great one today. William H “Bill” Hewitt, [75]Bill a film collector who saved irreplaceable footage from extinction over a lifetime, projectionist extraordinaire, encyclopedic expert on film and radio history, dog lover and a compatriot coworker for over 35 years, passed today at 2am, yet his extended, multi-faceted list credits are still rolling. For over 30 years, The Senator Theatre’s renowned national reputation for obsessive technical excellence and consistency was the sole achievement of William H. Hewitt. He was The Master.”

Many have enjoyed the skill, dedication and professionalism Mr. Hewitt brought to the exhibition of film at The Senator over the years.
R.I.P. Mr. Hewitt.


Cusacks to Announce Oct 15 Reopening for SENATOR Theatre

According to Michael Sragow, “Buzz” and daughter Kathleen Cusack will announce that Friday, October 15th as the day The Senator Theatre will reopen as a first run movie house.

The announcement is to come as part of a public “Progress Meeting”, as stated in the theatre’s marquee, slated to begin at 6:30pm. It’s also expected they will name the feature that returning Senator projectionist Bill Hewitt will exhibit to hail the reopening.

“We welcome anyone with any interest in the theater to join in our excitement as we prepare to reopen.”
-Kathleen Cusack

You can read Mr. Sragow’s full post here.

Memories Continue to be made at The Senator!

My family and I would like to thank Tom Kiefaber, Gayle Grove and Bill Hewitt for the had an incredible time we had at The Senator Theatre yesterday!

Come down TODAY and create some memories for yourself!
Enjoy screenings of:

  • BARAKA – 1pm – Visually stunning footage filmed in 24 countries! Free Admission (donations gratefully accepted)
  • Monterey Pop – 2:45pm – 1967 Monterey Pop International Music Festival! $5
  • Help! – 4:15pm – The Beatles! $5
  • The Last Season – 6pm – The life & demolition of Memorial Stadium. $5
  • Divine Trash – 7:15pm – John Waters documentary! $5
  • Also, take home a piece of theatre history at The Senator Memorabilia sale!

Proceeds got to the continuation of programs/events and to long-time employees who have elected to remain at their posts as volunteers!

Enjoy the architecture, the presentations and the ambience enhanced by the staff, volunteers and supporters as they celebrate nearly 70 years of history at The Senator Theatre, Baltimore’s premiere showcase!