The Village Theater (Cinema) demolished

posted by zmarsh on December 13, 2006 at 5:00 am

SACRAMENTO, CA — The Village Theater (as it was known before changing to ‘Cinema’) is currently being torn down and will be completely gone by Christmas 2006. It was located on Fulton Ave. directly across from the historic Town & Country Village shopping center and next door to the former Federal Government office building.

After the Feds built a new building a few blocks away, parking for the theater became a problem as the new owners of the office building could not agree with theater owners on a fair price for use of the lot. After closing as a theater it was used as a bingo parlor for some time.

The building has been vacant for the most part since “The Palace Bingo” parlor moved into the former Federal building a few years back. Slowly becoming an eyesore, it seemed only a matter of time. As a kid (1950’s – 60’s), I spent many Saturdays in the Village where Dad would sent me with 50 cents… 35 to get in, 10 for popcorn and a nickel for candy. Fond memories as yet another local theater bites the dust.

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biltmoreliving on December 15, 2006 at 4:27 am

We are currently restoring the Carolina Theatre in Spruce Pine, NC, a building that stood vacant for years and the home of the Carolina Barn Dance aired across the US in the 40/50’s. We are saddened to learn about this demolition, for with it goes so many memories and the historical beginnings of many from so long ago. If items from the theatre would like to live on, we have a home for them and soon a museum in our lobby area…

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