Whether you enjoy the latest popcorn movie or want to make sure you see all the Best Picture nominees before Oscar day, there are great movie theaters around Baltimore.  You’re sure to find one you like, whether you prefer big theaters with stadium seating or smaller, more intimate screenings.

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(888) AMC-4-FUN (262-4386)

AMC Theatres offer comfortable, stadium seating at most of the locations around Baltimore.  They mostly show popular movies, but the bigger ones (like the 16-screen theaters at Owings Mills and White Marsh) also show independent movies.  If you go often, join the Moviewatcher club and earn points toward free popcorn, soda and movies.

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The Charles Theater

1711 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 727-FILM (3456)

The Charles shows a combination of popular and independent movies, which means that there’s probably always something playing there you’ll want to see.  For 10 weeks every Sunday, they have a program called “Cinema Sundays,” where they offer coffee and bagels, screen a movie and then hold a discussion after.

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Landmark Theatres

645 S. President Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 624-2622

Landmark Theatres show a combination of popular and independent movies.  They also offer gourmet concessions (in addition to the obligatory popcorn, soda and candy) and you can even get alcoholic drinks.  They typically have a drink for each of the movies currently showing.  There’s also a gift shop where you can buy books and DVDs.

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The Rotunda Cinematheque

711 W. 40th Street
Baltimore, MD 21211
(410) 235-4800

The Rotunda has three screens.  Come on Tuesday when the movies are $5, making a double(or even triple!) feature completely affordable.  Because of the relatively small size, they show popular movies exclusively.  It’s located in a shopping center, which makes it very easy to find a pre-movie dinner choice.

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The Senator Theatre

5904 York Road
Baltimore, MD 21212
(410) 435-8338

The Senator is recently open under new management.  They’re now run by Buzz and Kathleen Cusack, who also run The Charles.  The Senator is a one-screen movie theater.  Get there in plenty of time so you can look outside at all of the squares commemorating movies shown at the theater.  The Senator opened in 1939, making it a valuable part of Baltimore’s history.