Who remembers what Reseda was like?
Are there any Valley folks out there who remember going shopping and skating or going to the movies or seeing live music on Sherman Way? I’m sure there are many stories about Reseda and Sherman Way back in the day. There were efforts to restore parts of the community that went stale and left one of our Valley neighborhoods in shambles. So we went to THE Reseda advocate, Spike Dolomite, to find out what‘s going on and with the Reseda Theatre in particular. Afterall, NoHo Arts District is home to 20+ theatres and naturally the team here would like to see any type of theater restored and filled with art.
“The old Reseda Theatre is the only remaining landmark of the days when Reseda was a thriving business and music hub of the San Fernando Valley,” says Spike. “It’s condemned now, just sitting there. We want Reseda back, and saving the theatre would be the ultimate symbol of Reseda’s resurrection.”
So Spike has put together a petition to help show support for the theatre’s restoration.
I am one of many artists, arts activists, entrepreneurs and civic leaders who wants to see Reseda go from being a blighted community, abandoned by the CRA (California Redevelopment Agency) to the arts and cultural center of the Valley. We are already taking steps to attract people to Reseda through the arts and would like to see the old Reseda Theatre restored as a community theatre to be used for live shows, community gatherings, and various other productions. Save this condemned theatre and ask the City of Los Angeles to restore it and give it back to Reseda!”
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