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Jay Phagan
Jay Phagan commented about Gulf Theater on Aug 17, 2012 at 9:59 pm

On August 9, 2012, the Gulf Theater and a next-door dollar store were gutted by fire. Only the front and west walls of the theater were left standing.

The theater had been occupied by Coastal Gymnastics Academy for the past 15 years.

Jay Phagan
Jay Phagan commented about 5-Star Cinema on Jul 15, 2012 at 4:16 am

A powerful windstorm struck this building in May. The roof was badly damaged and the sign was blown away. The roof was repaired, but apparently the sign is gone for good.

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Jay Phagan commented about Cinema IV on Apr 29, 2012 at 12:43 am

This building has been empty for quite some time.

A few years ago the interior was gutted in preparation for turning the place into a bar or night club, but problems with the city concerning a building permit put an end to the construction.

Today, in 2012, the building is empty and has a “for lease” sign on it.

Jay Phagan
Jay Phagan commented about Centre Theatre on Mar 30, 2012 at 4:12 am

The Centre was sold to local developers late last year (2011). Here is a link to a news article which includes interior photos of the theater: http://www.caller.com/news/2011/nov/01/second-set-of-developers-invests-in-chaparral/

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Jay Phagan commented about 5-Star Cinema on Mar 28, 2012 at 4:28 am

This theater still seems to be intact. It has a sign on the front that says it is available for lease. The actual zip code for this address is 78410.