El Rey can still be saved!

posted by LisaWest on June 13, 2007 at 4:00 pm

CHICO, CA – The El Rey Theater, long thought to be doomed to become future office space, has recently been put back up for sale.

Beautiful fairy murals, painted in 1948 in the Art Nouveau style, are still able to be restored, and the theater has great potential for restoration and a return to its former use.

We need volunteers to form a group to save this incredible treasure. This second chance may be our last! Interested parties should contact Laura Urseny at the Chico Enterprise Record, 530 891-1234.

(Thanks to Gary and Lisa for providing the picture.)

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Comments (3)

Michael Furlinger
Michael Furlinger on June 13, 2007 at 7:51 pm

Is there a price or a link to the for sale page?

iboshard on June 15, 2007 at 11:12 am

Anyone have a larger picture of the auditorium?

nurseheather on August 6, 2007 at 4:37 pm

This theater looks like our theater in Norwalk Ohio. It sadly is up for sale again. It is a Schine theater built in 1941 Greek Deco Style I believe designed by Eberson? Good luck I hope you can save it!

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