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I was reading a few websites and, looking at the prices at this theater, the big mistake they made was trying to compete with the Angelika. The tickets for this theater are expensive. I’m surprised they aren’t offering matinee prices, but the same can be said for The Angelika too. At the same time, it’s an expensive theater to run. I think had they offered competitive packages to college students they would be like Cinema Village, but who knows. It’s a shame it will be razed. I wish they keep some parts of the interior.
How many seats did this theater have? I saw an aerial photo of it and if they would have been interested restored it, it could been converted into a beautiful and massive multi-screen theater. It certainly has the space.
I went inside this briefly while it was a furniture store and it absolutely took my breath away. I walked out of that place dreaming of what movies people must have seen during it’s heyday. It breaks my heart that that entire block suffered damages from the fire.
I’ve lived up the street from this area for 20 years (I live close to Coyne Park and the Webster Bank) and I can’t believe there was a theater that close to where I live that wasn’t the Kimball, which is another local legend. It’s so sad, I wonder if there’s a way we can bring another theater back to this area that isn’t the Cross County Multiplex, since there’s efforts now to restore the Park Hill and the Proctor.