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Nice, more than double what he paid.
I wonder where these people were when Regal sold it for $750,000.
Last night was the last night of the El Rey. 102 people for the 4:15 show. 410+ for the 7:00.
It was surreal to say the least.
I believe Regal paid for those black reclining seats in there as well.
The walls inside the theater are nicely painted, but have faded with time and water damage.
The function of the theater isn’t completely correct. The theater shows first runs movies as its primary function (and it obtains exclusive screening rights for these movies in Chico, as in the movie being shown there won’t be shown at the 10 screen downtown). However, from September to December, and then late January/early February to about May, it shows older movies, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night at midnight. Last weekend was Snatch, this weekend is Purple Rain, next weekend is South Park.
To my understanding, it has the largest screen in California north of Sacramento.