Port Theatre scheduled for demolition

posted by BillGuzik1 on March 26, 2007 at 4:55 am

NEWPORT BEACH, CA — After years of discussions on its future going back and forth, the Port Theatre is going to be demolished.

The final credits rolled a decade ago, but the final curtain hadn’t fallen until now.

The historic Port Theater, which closed in 1998 but sought to reopen ever since, will fall victim to the wrecking ball, officials confirmed Wednesday.

The California Coastal Commission approved a demolition permit last week, an agency spokeswoman said, and theater owner Rick Aversano applied for similar clearance through the city Tuesday.

For more, go to the OC Register.

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JSA on March 26, 2007 at 12:25 pm

The Port was a cool place to see foreign films. I saw a few Almodovar films there. It is most unfortunate that we’re losing it for good now.


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