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Wow my post was almost as incoherent as the one I was translating. (And yes, Latinos watch lots of movies.) The organization I referred to is MEChA, the “Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de AZTLAN.” AZTLAN is the group’s name for the area it claims was stolen from Mexico that they have vowed to reconquer and reclaim for Mexico. It consists of most of California, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, and Utah. More info: http://ccir.net/mecha990218actionalert.html
Mr. Marquess is saying the area is going Latino and investors won’t gamble on a movie theatre there. AZTLAN is a reference to a Mexican-American advocacy group—coming to a high school near you—whose motto is (I kid you not): “For the race (La Raza), everything; for all others, nothing.” They assert that most of the Southwest US was stolen from Mexico and want Mexican hegemony there.
Saw this movie house on a recent Dallas visit. We were driving north on Buckner towards our vacation lodging and stopped at the light, and—whoa!—the deja vu knocked me flat. I had forgotten I had ever been to this theatre but seeing it jogged memories of going there either in the late 50s with family (Operation Petticoat?) or perhaps in the late 60s on a school band trip. I’ve lived in California since the 70s so it was a pleasant shock. Mapquest shows it on the northeast corner of the intersection but it’s actually on the southwest corner, right? Someone open it, we can’t afford to lose all these old classic movie houses. Thanks.