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The End of THE CREST As We Know It?

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In the face of an impossible rent increase, CSLM, the operators of the iconic picture palace on K st. in Sacramento, is ending it’s 28 year reign on October 31st 2014 and the future of the theater beyond that is uncertain. THE CREST was a place for Great live shows, wonderful movies, and special events and has “created cherished memories and captured the imagination of all who experienced them. ” Mr. Lobo is saddened by this and feels bad for everyone involved. The potential loss to the community is mind blowing.

One could only hope for a outcome like one near my current home in Pennsylvania. After a similar crisis in Phoenixville, with the COLONIAL THEATER, famous from the movie THE BLOB, the community came together in 1999 and now owns the theater as a nhttp://www.bobwilkins.net/photo/crest1.jpgon-profit entity called the Association for the Colonial Theatre (ACT), committed to the full restoration of the Colonial as a cultural arts center.

Artists, Musicians, Performers, Patrons of the Arts, Weirdos…were all drawn to THE CREST for what it was. That place gave each us something that we carry inside us for the rest of our lives and it seeps into everything we do. My first job was as an usher there and film historian and reviewer Matias Bombal was then the manager.

He has http://s3-media4.fl.yelpcdn.com/bphoto/Sk09_oBdA0t3edAaiiw5zw/348s.jpgwritten an article about the whole affair. It is very well done, well researched, and important  article…emotionally moving as well.

There is a farewell party on Friday at THE CREST THEATRE in Sacramento.

I will be sending my love to all who attend from 3,000 miles away. Know that a piece of THE CREST is lodged in my heart wherever I go and Whatever I do…http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-rBPy3q339pQ/UzHXzGEKSfI/AAAAAAAAAHE/vi0miLEEuu4/s1600/996801_10100117646297933_1754559204_n.jpg

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5 Comments

  • October 20, 2014 at 11:49 PM

    I didn’t even know about this until now. It’s scary. Well, as you said, Mr. Lobo, let’s hope someone will buy it who will preserve the theatre and continue it as a non-profit.

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  • October 19, 2014 at 3:41 AM
    CHRISTIAN GANTT

    LONG LIVE THE INDEPRNDANT

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  • October 18, 2014 at 6:44 AM
    CHRISTIAN GANTT

    IT IS A LOSS – BUT THE INDEPRNDANT WILL PREVAIL

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  • October 15, 2014 at 7:03 PM

    This is truly a horrible, horrible situation for all of us that work closely with the Crest and it’s management. Many of our film festivals, including our own-the Trash Film Orgy, are being displaced by this terrible power-grab and it is a sad, sad day for our arts community in Sacramento. But we have one last TFO show and many, many fond memories, including Mr. Lobo being part of many TFO shows in the past. Thanks for sharing…we’re happy to have had you and are happy you have a theatre to call home in your new Lobo-Land. 🙂

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  • October 15, 2014 at 5:57 PM
    PRINCE EVERLOVE

    You see? It’s about LOVE for these wonderful Films~not money! That place brings thousands innocent fun of a bygone era! Business should never interfere with cherished movies. Perhaps that’s it…they’re outdated to some. Big woop. WE LOVE THEM. I wish them the best!

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