Senator to screen cable show on War of 1812

September 06, 2004

The History Channel will offer a sneak preview screening Wednesday night at the Senator Theatre of First Invasion: The War of 1812, a documentary that chronicles the tide-turning role Baltimore played in that 19th century warfare.

The film begins at 7:30 p.m. and is open to the public free of charge. Pre-film events begin at 7 with a group of re-enactors from the Patriots of Fort McHenry leading a fife and drum procession across Belvedere Square. After the parade, a block honoring the film will be unveiled outside the theater.

In addition to local re-enactors and historians, the film includes commentary about Baltimore's role in the war by Mayor Martin O'Malley.

The Senator is at 5904 York Road in Baltimore. For more information, call 410-235-4800.

First Invasion: The War of 1812 will have its television premiere at 9 p.m. Sept. 12 on the History Channel.

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