Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Aero Memories

OpinionJournal has a nice article today about Santa Monica's Aero Theatre, where I used to watch movies when I lived on the West Coast. It's nice to read that the movie house is still in operation. We had a similar situation here in DC with the Avalon movie theatre, I signed a petition to save it. A big real-estate developer, Douglas Jemal, did exactly that--and it is back in operation as an art house run by a foundation. They did a beautiful job with the restoration of the building, too. If it can happen here in DC, without a movie industry, it can happen in Santa Monica. So, I'll repeat a slogan of the day: "Save the Aero!"