We keep looking for Beau Bridges and Ben Johnson to make an appearance, maybe Cybil, as the old picture show cranks up the projectors one last time and the tumbleweeds continue to roll through town.
Scene of a thousand first kisses, back row wrestling matches and lost hope, it seems, as the owners and managers of the Rheem Theatre, looking to sell the old Neon Lady, have said they will close its glass doors in 30 days due to a hefty rent increase.
We couldn’t help but notice that their marquee features a movie about another California disaster: San Andreas.
They posted the bad news on their Facebook page. Film fans may wail and wring their hands and certainly the loss will be a big one, but the handwriting was on the projectionist’s wall – people today have TVs bigger than some of the Rheem’s screens, and probably better popcorn makers.
Any memories of your time at the theatre? Post ’em up. We’d be interested. We get enough we’ll post ours.