Thursday, September 24, 2009

photo request #24: cinema 21 in all its faded glory


i love this old building. i wish i had the money to buy it and turn it into something trendy. this was an old photo request from my friend holly. her blog is fantastic - especially if you live in the davis, ca area. check it out!

7 comments:

Dirk said...

Wow, how time flies. Saw many a movie at Cinema 21 when I was a kid.

Cafe Pasadena said...

I love this old picture from your pic bank.
I hope you can buy it. I can see it now: Come See & Marvel at Evangelist Benny Wideman at the Grand Ole Cinema 2!

That wood bee trendy.

HearkenCreative said...

Me too; I drive by this place almost every day. I think at some point they had made part of the first floor into rehearsal studios. Then during one of the El Niño seasons in the '90s, I believe a roof caved in; some apartment renters on the top floor were displaced. Unsure of its status right now, but if I had the money I would jump at the opportunity to create something beautiful out of this building.

ben wideman said...

Glad you all like it. It is always nice to hear stories from people who have lived in the area for many years.

Petrea over at Pasadena Daily Photo has several great postings about this building starting with this one - http://pasadenadailyphoto.blogspot.com/2008/04/showplace.html

Holly said...

this was my photo request! love driving by that building.

ben wideman said...

Totally forgot that Holly! I'll have to acknowledge this.

Kat said...

I'd love to see this as artist studios / creative offices / rehearsal spaces. It's such a great building--and I could use a creative one myself!

Thanks for posting--maybe one day the community wishes will manifest themselves.