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Lafayette, Ca. December 17, 2021
Lafayette’s Park Theater Trust Announces Purchase of Historic Local Cinema; First-Run Art/Indie Specialist CinemaSF Named Operator
The classic film “Miracle on 34th Street” is a holiday favorite about dreams coming true with a little luck, perseverance, and a whole lot of community.
After 3 and a half years of countless hours and tireless effort, Lafayette is about to get its own “Miracle on Golden Gate Way” with the announcement that the all-volunteer nonprofit Park Theater Trust (TPTT) has successfully closed escrow and now owns, on behalf of the entire Lafayette community, the iconic Park Theater.
The Park Theater Trust is also thrilled to announce that after months of research and careful deliberation, TPTT will be teaming up with Adam Bergeron and Jaimi Holker of CinemaSF, longtime operators of the historic Balboa, Vogue and soon-to-be reopened Four Star neighborhood cinemas in San Francisco.https://www.cinemasf.com/.
Lafayette’s iconic Park Theater will be CinemaSF’s first foray into the East Bay and will offer first-run art and indie films – the only cinema in the East Bay to do so – Hollywood classics, and nonfilm events. The sale closed on December 16, 2021 and now the Trust is ramping up its community-wide fundraising to bring in the $5mm needed for the renovation.
With plans to reopen in 2023, there is still a lot of work to be done. Join The Park Theater Trust and CinemaSF and be part of something truly special! Visit www.parktheatertrust.org to learn more about this transformational effort for our community, and the entire East Bay.