The Charles Theatre
1711 N. Charles St., 410/727-3456,
Once a cable car barn and a powerhouse, the two Beaux-Arts buildings that are now the Charles Theatre are a great warren of open, exposed-brick spaces—with winding hallways into four smaller theaters that hold from 115 to 230 people, and one large auditorium that accommodates 485 people. Independent, art-house, and revivals are the staples at this popular theater, with a smattering of more popcorn-oriented fare as appropriate.
There’s a popular Cinema Sundays series that includes bagel breakfasts and guest speakers. This was once (along with the Club Charles and the Everyman Theatre) the only reason to come to this part of town; now, the renamed Station North Arts District has added options for dinner and post-show drinks.
© Geoff Brown from Moon Baltimore, 1st Edition