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WTF – The Chinese Theater sold???

1:45 pm in Filmmaking/Filmmakers, History, Hollywood, LA, Movies, News, Real Estate by ruth666

[Sorry, too angry to dig for a CC photo]

I realize the world will end anyway on May 21st, but The Hollywood Reporter is, well, reporting that Grauman’s Chinese Theater is being sold and we should Expect Some Changes once their deal closes on May 20th.

Bull SHIT, sez me!

There’s a Facebook page to save it but everybody knows what that’s worth.

I’m not completely clear if they’re only getting the Mann Chinese 6 at Hollywood and Highland, or if the rumor that the developers are “considering turning the theater, which has 1,152 seats, into a nightclub,” is anything more than that, but still.

Really? The Chinese Theater? It’s not IT enough for you?

The Chinese is on all the historic registries, but developers (and Samaha in particular) are notorious for moving forward with their nefarious agendas and hoping no one will notice until it’s too late (Yes I Mean You out there bulldozing Johnnie’s Broiler).

Let’s not let this get swept under the rug, Angelenos!

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Update: Save a Silver Lake Landmark

9:09 am in LA, Rants, Real Estate by ruth666

Just got another email, which I’m copy-and-pasting here. This is a follow-up to my previous update to my original post about the last art deco gas station in Silver Lake about to meet the wrecking ball.

We managed to get Tom LaBonge to throw this issue back to the Cultural Heritage Commission, which is good. But it also means there’s more to do. If we fail they will build a four-story office building on this tiny corner!

Can you show up at a meeting at City Hall on Thursday? THEY NEED TO SEE BODIES or they will rule against us!

For parking please e-mail anna.numez@lacity.org . Give her the make, plate # of the car the name of the driver and the time you will arrive. So far only one person has called. Please do this!

Here’s the email I got:
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Landmark about to get demo’d – please send an email

11:10 am in Announcements, environment, History, LA, News, Politics, Real Estate by ruth666

Just got this email about the neat art deco gas station at Glendale and Rowena – it’s the last art deco station in Silver Lake and it’s scheduled for demolition. The good news is you don’t have to be in this district to send your objections to the demo.

Please send our pal Tom Labonge an email asking him to stop the demo – the residents have been fighting this for some time but the developers seem to know every loophole. Deadline is TOMORROW so please take a moment and do this asap.

Too lazy to write your own email? No problem – here’s text for you to copy and send to Tom LaBonge. Remeber to include your name, address, and phone in your email.

Send email to: councilmember.labonge@lacity.org
cc: sendannmail@gmail.com, sharkov@silverlakenc.org

And thank you!

Here’s the letter I got, with the stuff to copy in it (plus a little background):
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