January 2024 by Ashley O.
I went to the Charles Theater yesterday for the first time and really enjoyed myself. The Charles is an independent theater which is very rare and it is so nice to see them thriving. They offer an array of independent movies and films that some may not consider mainstream. You can purchase tickets online before getting to the theater which I highly recommended as the line for tickets is pretty long. The ticket prices are still below the "average" and are great priced. The concessions as well are really reasonably priced also. Between 3-9 dollars for different items. I did not give the theater a 5 star due to the fact that I believe the theater could be a little cleaner. I know they don't have lots of staff but I feel like that more attention to this would be great. The theater itself is also a little tight in the seats but I believe that adds the old world charm. I loved interacting with the other fellow movie goers who were enjoying the movie as well. You can also get something to eat or drink at nearby local eateries which all have something amazing to offer in terms of the menu. I can't wait to go back and see more movies there. The staff are also very friendly. Parking is easy on the street or the parking lot
January 2024 by Scott Neifert
The seats were comfortable, but didn't recline. Getting tickets, seat reservations and getting in the theater was easy and the staff was friendly. Good movie was playing and the theater had a good selection of films scheduled for the next month.
January 2024 by Evan
Nice smaller theater in Baltimore City in the Arts District. Beautiful renovation inside and 5 screens for your viewing pleasure.
January 2024 by Candace L.
Saw The Boy and the Heron here. Enjoyed the $10 matinee price and clean, comfortable theatre seats. Basic concessions with popcorn and candy, no hot foods or desserts. I was most concerned about affordable parking, but on a weekday afternoon, I was able to get metered parking right in front of the cinema for $.50/hr. Overall, a pleasant, stress-free outing.
December 2023 by Lexy McCauley
Loved it here! Went to see the new Studio Ghibli movie. They have all the movies that a big theatre might have, and some old movies that they re-screen. They have popcorn, soda, and candy.
December 2023 by April Wagner
Great place! Love the attached restaurant, the old theater style. The tables out front where people could sit together comfortably and talk. The staff are all quite lovely. It is a truly great place with easy parking right across the street.
December 2023 by Kathy C.
Love going to this theater. It usually has movies that are hard to find elsewhere. The parking garage across the street was very reasonable at $5.00 on a Saturday and the seats are comfortable, The only small thing is that the steps in the theater are not lit and it is a little challenging finding you way upward. Go early before the theater lights are off or use the flashlight feature on your phone or you may trip getting to your seat.
December 2023 by Tom O.
Theater is fine. However it was so cold in our theater tonight the few folks at our theater had to wear coats and gloves throughout the movie.
December 2023 by Kenneth K.
This is an amazing historic theater on a great spot just steps away from Penn Station. The building was once a streetcar depot and became a newsreel and then a regular theater. My wife and I decided to come here to close out our 13 Taylor Swift Eras Tour concert movie viewings at 13 different venues after going to the Seahawks at Ravens game and grabbing dinner at Brewers Art and before taking the Amtrak back. It is wonderful how vintage the theater is and you can see the screen, even the smaller on our specific theater well. The seats are rather comfortable and the popcorn is some of the best we have had. The staff is extremely friendly as well and they gave me a closed captioning device that worked perfectly. We certainly recommend this theater and would love to go back!
October 2023 by vonda miller
I saw a simulcast from the Met in NY of an opera called Dead Man Walking. It was amazing! The Charles has more than ample space between the rows of seats, which is a major plus. The concessions area is very warm and cozy.
October 2023 by Bill W.
I had to look long and hard to find out no, they don't have a kitchen or serve adult drinks. But they were cool about us bringing in our own take-out dinner from nearby, so that was great. We saw Stop Making Sense which the audio system was not up for, we might as well have been listening to the concert on the boombox David Byrne places on the floor at the start:).Friendly staff and I am sure for dialog driven movies it would be fine.
October 2023 by K Kel
Thank you always Charles for having the great shows and movies.
October 2023 by Tracey J.
Saw Barbie with a friend. Loved the historic feel of the theater.
October 2023 by John Tweel, Jr
Cute place. They show very obscure foreign and independent films. I'll definitely become a regular
October 2023 by Nathan Mitchell (Photography)
Absolutely a Baltimore gem. They have great programming, showing new and older films. Small theaters like this are few and far between. We are lucky to have The Charles!