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 non-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.
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…