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bloomingburg commented about Capitol Twin Theatre on May 13, 2008 at 10:54 am

I called Jag Housing and the theatre is for sale for $150,000 and the only stipulation for use is that it does not show first run movies. The town of Bloomsburg is also actively seeking a parking solution, so given the time frame of purchase and renovation, parking probably won’t be an issue anymore. Additionally, there is plenty of parking in the summer when most of the students are gone.

bloomingburg commented about Orpheum Theater on Mar 8, 2008 at 1:20 pm

The Orpheum is now for sale for $235,000-

bloomingburg commented about Capitol Twin Theatre on Sep 1, 2007 at 4:27 pm

There’s always eminent domain….

bloomingburg commented about Capitol Twin Theatre on Sep 1, 2007 at 10:10 am

I just walked past the Capitol and came back home and did an internet search of its particular.

Geo, I think you need to visit Bloomsburg before you can make a 300 minimum parking requirement. It’s a college town (8,000 undergrads) with very few tract housing neighborhoods. Most people walk to the downtown area from where they live and most people live in town. BTE has no problem bringing in patrons. There is parking on street and in back alley parking lots, all metered. The downtown is thriving with several new restaurants and all buildings are either occupied or in the process of being renovated for a business save the Capitol. The town supports the largest fair in the state and parking is problematic for that week, but otherwise, I’ve never seen the whole of downtown w/o parking spaces free.

Lastly, Bloomsburg has a pretty strident architectural board and does not allow exterior alterations of buildings within the district. Getting vinyl siding put on a house can be problematic, for instance. That a building would be leveled for the sake of downtown parking is, frankly, ludicrous. That’s sooooo not Bloomsburg.

I can contact the CofC and see what the price is and see if I can get inside to check out the interior.