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I don’t mind at all, as long as I get credited for the photos! I appreciate your asking first, and thank you for including them in your blog. Have a great day :)
Update: I was fortunate enough to be invited to take a tour inside the El Rey/Cinema I on May 6, 2010. Complete photo journal with commentary can be found at the following link. Hope you like it!
Here’s my photo journal of the Maya Cinemas construction and the opening day ceremonies:
The new Maya Cinemas 14-screen multiplex opened today (July 29, 2005) on the old Crystal Cinemas site. The official website for the new theaters is:
I took some photos of the construction of the new multiplex, up through the official ribbon cutting ceremony on July 28th. Those photos can be seen here:
New website now running for this theater with updated photos on the restoration progress: http://www.thecastletheater.com/
My family and I recently attended Monster Bash 2, a Halloween benefit held at the Fox on October 26th. The Fox had been closed up for quite a while, so we were curious to see the theater.
The carpeting looks brand new and seems to be in excellent shape. The lobby and stairwells are also in fine condition.
It was sad to note the condition of the seats, though. Many of them had mold and mildew. We had to hunt down seats without mold on them. It was also very cold inside the theater. Don’t know if that was due to the Fox just being rented for the night, or if there isn’t any heat available, period. Looks as though the seats will wind up having to either be replaced or reupholstered… :–(
It was nice to see inside the theater again, though. Overall, everyone seemed to have a pretty good time at the event. It was very kid-friendly, and the people overseeing the event were very nice.