Save the Empress in Vallejo, CA

posted by ozoneflyer on February 2, 2004 at 8:07 am

VALLEJO, CA — A vote will be held by the Vallego City Council on Feb 10, 2004 to decide the fate of the Empress Theater, according to this detailed report in the Vallejo News.

The Empress is currently closed. BUT, the theater has been purchased and the Vallejo City Council is currently examining whether to provide financial support for the theater’s restoratino.

If you care about preserving this Cinema Treasure, please contact our mayor at and tell him the Empress deserves to be restored and would be a catalyst to the recovery of Vallejo’s Downtown District.

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ozoneflyer on February 9, 2004 at 10:23 am


This coming Tuesday, February 10th, the Council has on their agenda the proposal to restore the Empress Theater. They have already postponed this vote on the Empress Theater restoration four times in three months. This project is the cornerstone of our downtown revitalization, and postponing the vote yet again could jeopardize the entire downtown.

Please join us (with your friends and neighbors) at this important Council meeting — we need to pack the chambers and show our Council that our downtown revitalization is not a political pawn in their good ol’ boy games.

And a huge THANKS to all who attended last Tuesday’s meeting – you were GREAT!

WHO: A broad spectrum of the Vallejo community in urging the City Council to approve the Empress Theatre renovation
WHEN: Tuesday, February 10, 7 p.m.
WHERE: City Council Chambers, 555 Santa Clara Street, Vallejo, CA 94590
WHAT: We need as many people as possible to attend this meeting to illustrate to the Council that the community is watching â€" and that there will be repercussions when the Council does not do their jobs and gets tied up by inaction and indecision. You don’t have to speak if you don’t want to; we’ll just ask that everybody there in support of the Empress and the downtown plan during this important vote by City Council. For more information about the Empress, please go to and click on the Empress link to the left.

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