I am hoping that the El Rey Theater can restored and modelled after the Paramount Theater in Downtown Oakland -- live theater, ballet - I saw the Oakland Ballet's Nutcracker there many years ago --classic movies once a month -- All the President's Men play last Friday - $5 for a ticket! --comedy headliners like Billy Crystal and lectures similar to the ones at the Norse Auditorium.
What a great edition to the City's westside neighborhood.
I did see the Beatles, A Hard Day Night at the El Rey with my Lincoln High girlfriends in 1964. We may has seen it more that once!!!!