Art Theatre to come back even greater

posted by Michael Zoldessy on March 7, 2008 at 3:50 pm

LONG BEACH, CA — The Art Theatre has been sold to local developers that will shut it down for half a year to restore some of its historic Art Deco feel.

Now playing at the Art Theatre, the marquee for the current movie reads “4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days,” but for Howard Linn, it’s all about the two days.

Linn, who has owned and operated the venerable movie theater on Fourth Street for 35 years, has sold the venue.

On Thursday, the Art Theatre will close until July as the 84-year-old facility undergoes more than $1 million in renovations, courtesy of the theater’s new owners.

Read more in the Long Beach Press Telegram.

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Simon Overton
Simon Overton on March 8, 2008 at 7:55 pm

What wonderful news for the L.B. residents…but it has come a little bit too late for me… I recently moved to central Oregon and am now enjoying the “single screen” movie houses up here; Palace Theatre, Silverton., Bagdad Theatre & Broadway Theatre, Portland and the awesome Elsinore Theatre in Salem.

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