The Woodland City Council is scheduled to vote Tuesday to sell the shuttered State Theatre on Main Street to a theater operator that promises to restore the grandeur of the 1930s building and turn it into a multiplex.
Cinema West, based in Petaluma, has submitted a letter to the City Council saying that it will renovate the State Theatre building and add a multiplex on an adjacent lot. The company, which operates 12 theaters in California and Idaho, is working with Woodland developer Ron Cacares, who in October won an exclusive right to negotiate to buy the theater from the city.
The revamped theater would include at least 10 screens and cost at least $7 million to build, city documents say. Woodland would sell the building to a newly formed company led by Cinema West for $275,000 and would contribute $2.75 million set aside before the state did away with redevelopment funding. In return, the theater’s new owners would agree to continue operating it as a movie venue for at least a decade.
Woodland has worked for years to save the theater, which opened in 1937 and closed in 2010.
– Mary Lynne Vellinga
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City Council to study
The Rancho Cordova City Council will receive a report today on potential formation of an economic development or community development corporation. The council requested the analysis to help determine whether establishing such a nonprofit entity would be help promote the city’s economic development goals. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 2729 Prospect Park Drive.
Special election topic
of Board of Supervisors
The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will consider setting a special election for Sept. 9 to fill the District 2 supervisor seat previously held by Ray Nutting. The board is scheduled to take up the matter at 10 a.m. A judge declared that Nutting must forfeit his office because of misdemeanor convictions over how he raised bail money following his arrest last year on charges of political malfeasance. The meeting will be held in the Board of Supervisors meeting room, 330 Fair Lane, Building A, Placerville.
Placer County Fair begins
Thursday in Roseville
Summer Beach Party is the theme of this year’s Placer County Fair, which begins its four-day run Thursday at the Roseville fairgrounds, 800 All America City Blvd. Highlights will include an EnduroCross on Thursday, NASCAR racing with NSCS Modifieds and Pacific Challenge Late Models on Saturday, and a Mexican dance and rodeo on Sunday.
Info: For full schedule of events and prices, go to www.placercountyfair.org
a three-day event
The annual Juneteenth Celebration runs Friday through Sunday at Sacramento’s William Land Park. The event, which is an African American observation of freedom from slavery, kicks off with the Ugandan Orphans and other gospel artists performing in an outdoor concert from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday. A full day of festival activities is planned Saturday, starting with a 1-mile race at 8 a.m. and parade at 11 a.m. The day concludes with the Juneteenth Ball at the California Museum. A nine-hole golf tournament is planned Sunday.
‘Journey Stories’ planned
at Railroad Museum
A Smithsonian traveling exhibition, “Journey Stories,” will make its California debut Saturday at the California State Railroad Museum in Old Sacramento. The exhibition features photographs, visual display panels, narrative text and more to highlight how transportation and migration helped build the United States.
Info: (916) 323-9280 or www.museumonmainstreet.org/visit/journeystoriesitinerary.html