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Back in the 80’s I had friends who lived in this building, quite illegally. It was by then a half abandoned third-rate office building.
My friends had to pretend that they were “artists” with “studios” (they were, actually)—but slept there too. The problem was, there were no showers, and only a regular office type bathroom down the hall.
The mann company screening room was still intact, but Mann were simply waiting for the city to buy them out. and didn’t care a whit what happened to any of it.
Great theater! When I was about 17, a friend and I decided to see “the Killing Fields”. No car, so we rode the bus from campus. It was a long ride, with many transfers. This was January 19, 1985. It was a HIGH of -9, and a low of -25 that day. I remember the bus driver pitied us and detoured a bit from her route to drop us closer. The movie was great, if distressing. On the way back, I watched my friends nose turn blue, and when I told him—he stepped behind the bus sign pole. Needless to say, it was not helpful. Good times!