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TIME NOW 7:46. THE AL HAMBRA THEATER. MARIANNE’S FINDING OUT MORE ABOUT THIS GREAT PROJECT. HE’S PLANNING A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT THE OLD AL HAMBRA THEATER. NOW IT’S A SAFEWAY STORE. BUT I’VE LEARNED SAFEWAY IS NOT THE BAD GUY IN THIS SCENARIO. THAT’S RIGHT. PEOPLE THINK THAT SAFEWAY IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEMOLITION OF THE AL HAMBRA’S THEATER BUT THEY ACTUALLY WORKED VERY WELL WITH THE CITY AND TRIED TO GIVE IT BACK. AND LOST MONEY IN THE PROCESS OF HOLDING OFF THE CONSTRUCTION OF THEIR SUPERMARKET TO GIVE EVERY OPPORTUNITY SACRAMENTOENS TO SAVED THEATER. BUT THEY WEREN’T INTERESTED BACK THEN. ONLY 55% OF THE PUBLIC VOTED IN FAVOR OF NOT SAVING IT. SO IT’S REALLY THE PUBLIC THAT’S REALLY AT FAULT FOR THE FACT THIS THEATER’S NOT HERE ANYMORE. IT WAS A COUNTY WIDE BALLOT MEASURE AND WHY WOULD SOMEBODY IN LODI CARE ABOUT SAVING A THEATER. SO YOU’RE PLANNING THIS DOCUMENTARY ABOUT THE ALHAMBRA WHICH YOU POINTED OUT HAS BEEN GONE LONGER. AND SO NOW YOU’RE PLANNING A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT THIS. WHAT IS IT ABOUT AT AL HAMBRA THAT CAPTURED YOUR ATTENTION. WELL WHEN WE MADE THE PICTURE. WE COVERED A LOT OF GROUND IN THE HISTORY OF THE CITY BUT WHEN WE GOT TO THE AL HAMBRA WE DECIDED THAT’S A MOVIE IN ITSELF ITSELF. AND UGOT SOME GREAT TIDBITS YOU FOUND. WE WERE JUST SHOWING THIS PROGRAM FROM THE AL HAMBRA THEATER. YOU’VE GOT THIS AMAZING PIECE OF TILE. THE GORGEOUS PIECE OF FACADE THAT YOU’VE GOT. AND YOU’RE LOOKING FOR MORE. YOU WANT TO KNOW IF PEOPLE OUT THERE HAVE SIMILAR THINGS LIKE THIS. OBJECTS LIKE THIS PEOPLE HAVE KEPT RELIGIOUS ICONS WHY IS IT THAT THEY HANG ON TO THESE THINGS AND THE STORY IS A FASCINATING STORY. WE’RE GOING TO FOCUS ON THAT IN THE DOCUMENT FAIR. GET AS MANY PEOPLE ON CAMERA TALKING ABOUT THEIR LITTLE PIECE OF THE THEATER AND WE’RE GOING TO TAKE ALL THOSE PIECES AND SHOW YOU WHERE IT CAME FROM THE IN THE THEATER. SO YOU’RE SAYING ARE NO DETAIL ABOUT THE ALHAMBRA IS TOO SMALL. I THINK THAT PEOPLE ARE SCARED TO PARTICIPATE BECAUSE THEY’RE NERVOUS ABOUT BEING ON CAMERA OR THEY MAY THINK TO THEMSELVES OH, MY MEMORY OF THERE ISN’T SPECIAL ENOUGH OR DETAILED ENOUGH BUT THEY MIGHT TELL US IN THE CONVERSATION I WENT UP THE STAIRCASE AND I SAW THE BEAUTIFUL RED CURTAIN THEN WE KNOW THE CURTAIN WAS RED. SO REALLY ANY BIT OF DETAIL, ANY MEMORY IS WORTHWHILE AND WE’LL SORT THAT ALL OUT LATER. IF YOU’VE GOT HOME MOVIES LIKE THIS ONE WHICH WE FOUND AT THE SACRAMENTO PUBLIC LIBRARY MADE IN THE 60s. A STUDENT FILM WHERE SOMEBODY SHOT IN THE OUTSIDE GARDENS OF THE THEATER AND THE SACRAMENTO PUBLIC LIBRARY LET US TAKE THIS OUT AND HAVE IT DIGITIZED. AND NOW IT WILL BE PART OF THE MOVIE. SO THOSE THINGS ARE GREAT. HOME MOVIES PHOTOGRAPHS, TICKET STUBS, WHATEVER YOU HAVE TO TELL US WE WANT TO HEAR ABOUT IT. OUTSTANDING. WE’RE GOING TO LINK HIS WEBSITE TO OURS TO GET IN TOUCH WITH YOU. WE’LL PUT THAT ON GOODDAYSACRAMENTO.COM. CLICK SHOW INFO THERE AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE AND THEN TODAY’S DATE YOU’LL SCROLL DOWN AND FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THAT. ANYTHING YOU WANT TO SHARE AND YOUR TIME AT THE ALHAMBRA THEATER. WON’T THAT BE OUTSTANDING. WE’RE VERY EXCITING. AGAIN, SAFEWAY NOT THE BAD GUY. THERE’S STILL A FOUNTAIN THERE. ONE OF THE ORIGINAL FOUNTAIN

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