Firefighters save historic Hemet Theater

posted by CSWalczak on January 28, 2010 at 7:50 am

HEMET, CA — The eighty-nine-year-old Hemet Theater, a single-screen survivor, dodged the bullet again as fire destroyed several immediately adjacent businesses on January 20.

The theater has suffered financially for years and was recently put up for sale, Bernal said. Though the fire caused no significant damage, the theater will be closed temporarily.

At 8 p.m., however, with fire crews still at the scene, there was a sign of hope: The theater marquee remained lit up, displaying its current movie — “The Princess and the Frog.”

Read more in the Press Enterprise.

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