Theatre to be used as Church

posted by Michael Zoldessy on June 11, 2007 at 10:35 am

CONCORD, CA — After a long court battle, a church is finally going to be able to use a shopping center’s theater as their home base.

The Harvest Church won a round in court today in its effort to use a former movie theater in Concord’s Park & Shop shopping center as its congregation gathering spot.
The California 1st District Court of Appeal upheld decisions by the City Council and a Superior Court judge to allow the use.

City officials fought the plan for years, saying the proposed use conflicted with the city’s effort to implement more intense retail uses in the downtown core. City leaders eventually approved the plans, and business owners in the area challenged that decision.

For more on the new chapter of this growing trend, read the Contra Costa Times.

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mrjlthomas
mrjlthomas on July 11, 2007 at 5:57 am

Congratulations!! As the author of the upcoming book “The Incredible History of The Academy Theater” another theater that became a church, I would love to be a speaker at your grand opening service.
James Thomas
www.academybook.org
310-357-5462

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