The Village Theater (Cinema) demolished
SACRAMENTO, CA — The Village Theater (as it was known before changing to ‘Cinema’) is currently being torn down and will be completely gone by Christmas 2006. It was located on Fulton Ave. directly across from the historic Town & Country Village shopping center and next door to the former Federal Government office building.
After the Feds built a new building a few blocks away, parking for the theater became a problem as the new owners of the office building could not agree with theater owners on a fair price for use of the lot. After closing as a theater it was used as a bingo parlor for some time.
The building has been vacant for the most part since “The Palace Bingo” parlor moved into the former Federal building a few years back. Slowly becoming an eyesore, it seemed only a matter of time. As a kid (1950’s – 60’s), I spent many Saturdays in the Village where Dad would sent me with 50 cents… 35 to get in, 10 for popcorn and a nickel for candy. Fond memories as yet another local theater bites the dust.