It's not news that the Four Star Theatre was on the market. What was news to me was that it had been sold. An e-mail this week from one of our interested readers noted that the word was out that a sale had taken place. A bit of digging revealed that the sale was old news.
The theatre was actually sold in October 2012 with a leaseback provision that allowed the former owner, the Oasis Christian Church, to continue using the building for up to 8 months while their new property was being renovated. PRWeb had a November 2012 story on the sale.
The questions now are: Who is the new owner? What's going to happen?
Our correspondent suggests maybe a tear-down is possible and he believes those are the plans: "there aren't really any other suitable uses for that theater, and there's no parking for it. The Burger King next door may also be torn down (I've heard for a long time that they're trying to get out of there). That area of town has been transformed quite a bit, with a BMW dealership and an upscale apartment complex so it's likely whoever bought it is going to build something on that land that meshes the new neighbors."