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I have been in contact with Mr. Lucas' office, and he has chosen not to get involved at this time… Oh well.
I am one representative of 3 neighborhood associations surrounding the Coronet who are working very hard to try to save the Theater. Would some of you with historical information PLEASE contact me. We need your help. This plea is completely genuine. We have hired an attorney/mobilized our neighborhoods/and more.
PLEASE CONTACT ME. Email me @
In fact, I sent Lucas a letter last week, but haven’t received a response. I’ll let you know if I hear anything. In the meantime, send me an email (see address above), and I’ll put you on the CORONET Update list.
To paraphrase the Unsinkable Molly Brown, “The Coronet ain’t down yet!”. Call your district supervisor – let them know this is a big issue, and deserves review. Write letters. Raise Hell. The demolition is NOT a foregone conclusion. Saving single-screen theaters is akin to the weather. It seems everyone TALKS about it, but no one DOES anything about it. It’s time to change all that. THere’s good reason to be skeptical, but reason to be optimistic, as well.
Thank you for the support, John. People! Call me! This is not an idle, far-fetched campaign. THere is a real chance to save this theater.
I wish I could talk to you directly. You’ve made (unwittingly, I think) several erroneous assumptions about the future of the theater. The IOA CANNOT tear down the theater without the EIR process being finished, and THAT process has only just begun. The project has NOT been approved by the Planning Department. This issue is FAR from over. This is NOT just wishful thinking on my part. PLEASE email me @
PLEASE CONTACT ME if you want to SAVE THE CORONET! Despite what you have read, there is a slim chance to save this theater from being razed. The proposed housing project has NOT been approved by the Planning Commission. Our neighborhood association (Francisco Heights Civic Asso., directly behind the theater) is not taking this lying down. THis battle has just begun.