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I visited the souvenir shop on Friday, 5/23/08. The store utilizes the ticket/entry lobby and maybe the rear of the auditorium. It appears that the auditorium is still intact as the store is not that large. Just inside the doors, the drop ceiling has been removed to expose the gothic arch windows and detail which can been seen from the exterior above the marquee. Although it as been painted blue, the architectural detail is still visible. There is also a staircase to the second floor just in side the entry doors. The second level was closed due to continuing painting, etc. but it looks like it should be open soon. I’ll pop back in in a few weeks. The construction of the store didn’t look like it affected the structure too greatly so there may be hope for a restoration of the old lady one day!
I was by the theater today and the “For Lease” sign is still up.