“Principals, city officials see what’s ahead in Lincoln Theater’s future” From Port Angeles, WA.

posted by ThrHistoricalSociety on January 11, 2015 at 8:56 pm


Dan Gase, the real estate agent in the process of brokering the sale of the shuttered Lincoln Theater, was in a sunny mood at a meeting with city officials.

β€œI thought I’d run to Swain’s and get popcorn,” Gase quipped at the movie house Thursday.

Joining him there: would-be theater buyer Scott Nagel, architect Michael Gentry, Port Angeles city building inspector Jim Lierly and city Fire Chief Ken Dubuc.

Last month, Nagel, producer of the Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival in Port Angeles and the former director of the Seattle Folklife Festival and Sequim Lavender Festival, made his move to buy the theater, which has been dark since last spring.

Nagel offered Sun Basin Theatres, the Lincoln’s owner, $235,000, and now β€œhe’s the buyer in first position,” Gase said.

But Nagel has no plans to buy the Lincoln with his own money.

He intends to instead find large donors who share his vision: restoring the Lincoln building at 132 E. First St. into a 500-seat film and performing arts center.

Read the entire article online at peninsuladailynews.com

Image courtesy CT member Steve Swanson.

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