Town Of Moraga

New Rheem Theatre Update

On January 18, three of the four screens in the theatre will go dark indefinitely as the historic movie palace succumbs to modern-day Americans with Disabilities Act code issues. An aging wheelchair lift appears irreparable, meaning access to the three upper-level theaters is no longer available to disabled patrons. The lift will cost $30,000 to replace. Until the issue is resolved, the Rheem will be a one-screen theatre. Zemrak said he and his staff are hoping for support from the community, local businesses and an Oscar night fundraiser scheduled for February 24. The Town Council will discuss possible options to assist the historical theatre focusing mainly on engaging the community and soliciting community outreach/input at a later meeting.

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