Site construction is underway
October 21, 2015
The Cinemark Theaters are showing "The Martian", which is a terrific movie that's well worth seeing on a big screen. If you go see it now you will find the remaining theaters in the midst of a construction zone. Much of the main parking lot off Ethan is being graded for the new "big box" theater that will replace the iconic mid-century modern domes. Most people in the region are unaware of the County's cavalier attitude about the domes, letting them slip away before folks notice. The Alhambra Theater was torn down in 1973 and replaced by a Safeway, much to the consternation of a great many people. In many ways, the domes are a suburban version of the Alhambra drama. Tear down historic buildings that make the community what it is and replace them with standard boxy buildings. You don't know what you've got 'til it's gone.