Yost Theater comeback

posted by Senorsock on December 20, 2007 at 5:55 am

SANTA ANA, CA — The Yost Theater (first called The Auditorium), built in 1912 and closed in 1985 is trying to make a comeback and has partnered with Centro Cultural de Mexico to bring new life to the theater as a venue for music and shows.

After it sat nearly dormant for two decades, a developer is bringing the Yost back to life, hoping it will boost declining sales at shops he rents out in Santa Ana’s downtown, one of the largest Latino shopping districts in Southern California.

After a recent Mexican folkloric concert drew more than 600 people to the theater on Spurgeon Street, the owner decided to renovate it and has offered local groups use of the theater for free.

Read the full story in the Los Angeles Times.

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