“Long-simmering rivalry keeps Bala Theatre screens dark” From Bala Cynwyd, PA.

posted by ThrHistoricalSociety on December 11, 2014 at 10:02 am

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In a twist that has Lower Merion on the edge of its seat, the historic Bala Theatre has been closed – not for lack of money or customers, but because of a bitter personal feud.

The two men at the center of the controversy both say they love the 1926 movie house and want to see it succeed – but they loathe each other, and have come to an impasse over who is responsible for repairs and upgrades.

The landlords “were hostile from the minute we took over,” said Gregory Wax, who bought the Bala Theatre lease in 2013.

“I call him Wacko, even though I know what his name is,” said Isaak Sotolidis, who owns the theater, a neighboring pizza shop, and several other storefronts on the block…

Read the entire article at philly.com.

Article by Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer | Thursday, December 11, 2014, 1:08 AM.

Many thanks to Howard Haas for the news (he’s also quoted in the full article!) and for use of his image from CT.

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