PASSAIC, NJ — It was reported in the Herald News that the city of Passaic wants to takeover the Montauk Theatre along with several other buildings on the block, demolish them, and build a new school.
It would be nice if the city had a little vision and incorporated the theatre into the plans for the new school. This would be a win-win situation for all. Be innovative. There will be an auditorium in the school anyway, make the old theatre the new auditorium. How can we expect our children to have any appreciation for the past and history if we keep tearing it down. You will never know where you are going if you don’t know or can’t remember where you’ve been. Besides all the nostalgia, the old construction is light years better than the new.