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mrutherfo commented about Granada Theatre on Dec 29, 2010 at 3:23 pm

The last weekend of the Granada'a existence as a theater was in the early 60s. The movies that Saturday were monster movies for the kids. I attended the day showing, I could tell things were getting pretty bad. That night a riot broke out in the theater and they ruined the screen and ransacked the theater as I’ve heard. The riot continued on east 14th where windows were broken and people beat up. The manager hid in his office during the event. The building reopened soon thereafter as a grocery store. We all missed the Granada after that. It was a kids haven during the weekends.