Alright folks, eleventh-hour call to action hereâ€¦
Â If weâ€™re serious about doing something to save Golden Gate Theaterâ€”the only remaining movie palace in East LAâ€”we need to drop whatever â€œurgentâ€ matter weâ€™re dealing with now (like updating our Facebook statuses or, even more mundane, working), and figure out which of the following two actions weâ€™re going to take between today and tomorrow.
A)Â Â Â Plan on attending the hearing tomorrow (May 13, 9am) and expressing your reasons before the LA County Regional Planning Commission for opposing the destruction of this invaluable cultural jewel.
OR, if nothing elseâ€¦
B)Â Â Â Â Write and submit by 6pm TODAY your comments on this matter. You can send your remarks to firstname.lastname@example.org
Hopefully, youâ€™ll decide to attend the hearing. Below is the address. Itâ€™s the first item on the agenda, so be on time!
Health Services Auditorium
313 N Figueroa (corner street: Temple), Los Angeles 90012
Points to rememberâ€¦
Â *Â The 1927 Churriguerresque-style theater is one of LAâ€™s most significant movie palaces and the only one remaining in the future city of East LAâ€¦
Â * Even if Latino and working class, doesnâ€™t East LA deserve the enjoyment of historic and cultural preservation as much as some Westside neighborhood? The restoration of a beautiful old theater in the community could potentially house emerging cultural/arts organizations on the Eastside and serve as the anchor for an East LA arts district on Whittier Blvd. Why squander this opportunity??Â Â Â Â
* If we donâ€™t save the Golden Gate Theater now, the real estate development firm that holds title to it, the Charles Co., will gut the building in order to lease it to CVS Pharmacyâ€”hardly a friend of the community (read all about CVS and their crimes at www.curecvsnow.org…