2036 University Avenue,
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The 1,300-seat UC Theatre closed in March 2001 after 84 years in business when the downtown art house was no longer able to survive on poor ticket sales.
An upcoming seismic retrofitting had been deemed too expensive by Landmark Theatres and its parent company, Silver Cinemas, which recently filed for bankruptcy. Already in debt and littered with unpaid bills, the UC could not afford the $300,000 retrofitting cost.
The only hope now is with the city of Berkeley itself, where the mayor is still looking into a plan to keep the theater in business and, possibly, even renovate the structure.
Many local residents hope that Gary Meyer, who co-founded Landmark Theatres and ran the UC in the late 1970’s, will save the theater and reopen it a feat he accomplished with the Balboa, in nearby San Francisco.
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