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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Our Video Presentation about The Senator Proposal

We wanted to give you an update on our bid to move WTMD to the Senator Theatre and create an arts center focused on movies, music and community.

Last week we presented our proposal at a community forum sponsored by the Baltimore Development Corporation at the Senator Theatre. We also made a formal presentation to the BDC.

At both presentations, we played this video to document our passion for the building and for what we believe the Senator could become with WTMD connecting dozens of movies, concerts and community events each month.

The video is full of testimonials from community leaders, music lovers, filmmakers and musicians. At the end of the video, our own John Mathews shows us what WTMD’s air might sound like if we are successful being awarded the project and create this very special place.



Many folks have asked us what they can do to help. Right now, we need your input and thoughts. We understand how much the Senator means to people who live close to the theater in Baltimore City and Baltimore County. We also understand how passionate folks are about its future.

Please feel free to email me at wtmd@towson.edu or leave a comment here. We’ll answer the questions we can at this point. It’s a long process and each step of the way we will keep in touch to inform you as things clarify themselves.

Thanks and we’ll see you at the Senator.

14 comments:

Julia said...

I whole-heartedly support this. I have been following the news on The Senator for a while and would really love to see it up and running featuring and supporting local artists, musicians, and film makers. Please keep the community posted on what we can do to help. Go WTMD!

Jen Crawford said...

It's such an obvious marriage of two great music and arts institutions. What a re-birth for the theatre and a growth spurt for WTMD! I am very excited!

Lynn said...

I completely support WTMD moving into the Senator. Turning it into a community art center is the right answer for this historic building.

elizabeth said...

This would be amazing! Especially since I live right up the street :) Such a great building for the arts!

Kerry said...

What makes me support WTMD's proposal is that WTMD has already shown its commitment to the Baltimore Community. Can the others who are bidding show that? It's not about making money with WTMD, it's about making sense. We can TRUST what the station is proposing. Making this proposal a reality will only strengthen the commitment and give and give and give back to Baltimore.

Anonymous said...

The Charles will definitely win.

Andy said...

Nothing else could a more perfect match than The Senator & WTMD....it's a real no brainer!

Anonymous said...

Think it would be a spectacular match - BUT one thing I have not seen mentioned is how all this will be paid for. Moving a complete broadcast/concert venue will cost lots of money, can anyone direct me to any articles that mention a financial plan for this?

Anonymous said...

WTMD and the Senator Theatre is the perfect marriage. Both "partners" would benefit greatly because of what they bring to the table. It's not only the right thing to do- it's the best thing! So much good would come from it that it's a no-brainer.

katers said...

I think the most important word connected to the future of the Senator Theatre is "community". I personally favor a music and arts atmosphere, and think it would be amazing if WTMD moved in to administer it. I envision friends enjoying live performances, movie viewings, art/gallery shows, maybe some plays... So much good could come from this--a no-brainer indeed!

Anonymous said...

Two Thumbs Up for WTMD's proposal - excellent! & I don't see anything that per se prevents The Charles from being involved from time to time, e.g., renting the space for the debut week of a new Baltimore-themed film & then playing it out to the later smaller crowds in their Charles St theatres... both operations could benefit if done cooperatively, not antagonistically!

Clem said...

fantastic plan. and it was all my idea! bobby clementine.

Carey said...

I hope WTMD is successful in this endevor - it's just what the Senator Theater and the Baltimore area needs!!!

Katie Joy said...

Freaking fantastic!!!

I was moved nearly to tears watching this.

Just - wow!