Center Theater takes the stage

It’s showtime for the Center Theater. Tonight the City Council will discuss what to do with the 1940s theater, which it still doesn’t own.

A  city-commissioned consultant said Fremont should turn it into a movie theater that serves meals and beer.

But a Centerville citizens group  with its own city-funded consultant and a lot of red tee-shirts says the city should turn the theater into a performing arts center that helps nurture arts nonprofits.

City staff members aren’t making any recommendations.

My guess is the council gives the Centerville group a shot at the nonprofit arts concept, and pulls the plug on them if they can’t raise enough money and get enough theater groups on board to make it work.

We’ll see.

Matt Artz