Last one there went dark screen in 2010
No real new news, but this sentence brings back memories:
Enea was challenged before he built the Lighthouse Cinema in 1986 by a group opposed to the movie house project, and it was the subject of a citywide ballot referendum, which drew a large majority of votes in its favor.
Mayor Dingbat Flo was an opponent. Said that the theater would bring undesirable people from Seaside to PG.
Moe chimes in
“I am really excited,” said Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce president Moe Ammar. “I believe the cinema will do great, since it will be the most modern movie site on the Peninsula with the latest technology in the safest town.”
Pfft. The Imax in the old Edgewater Packing Company is the most modern. Moe just wants to suck more money from the business community and city. The dude is clueless.
Let’s hope they study the populations of the are and put some thought to what movies they bring to town.
The improvements planned for the 8,500-square-foot building at 525 Lighthouse Ave. include new seats, new carpeting, new curtains, new wallpaper, new sound system, remodeled snack bar lighting, new interior and exterior paint and awnings, he said.
But all that investment comes with some risk, Enea acknowledged.
“The success of the proposed venture will be predicated upon the patronage from Pacific Grove residents,” he said.
North American Cinemas, a Santa Rosa company, which Enea said owns 125 screens on the west coast, is slated to operate the theater.
Negotiations are in the works to reopen the old Lighthouse Cinemas, according to city officials and the property’s owner. “There have been some preliminary discussions with
potential theater operators to reopen the Lighthouse Cinemas,” said Robert Enea, the Danville-based developer who owns the building. If the deal goes through, Enea said the building at 525 Lighthouse Avenue would be remodeled and upgraded with things like new seating and sound systems.
Hopefully some good movies. Don’t need to be first run overproduced shows – good movies. Did someone mention John Wayne???