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Gil commented about Center Cinema on Jan 26, 2009 at 11:15 am

I’ve had the sad privilege to you’re the Center Theatre in January 2009. The roof failed years ago and the current owners have done nothing to contain the damage. We could see sunlight, streaming in through the rotted rafters. The repeated rainfall has caused all the plaster to peel away from the walls. The proscenium arch and box seats are still identifiable, through not much else is. I went down into the changing rooms under the stage and they are still there, along with several reels of (presumably) x-rated films. I could not go anywhere else below since there’s about a foot of water in the basement. It is unlikely this building will ever be a theatre again; more than likely it will be torn down when it becomes even more structurally unstable than it now is.