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Showplace Theater Looking for a New Owner

Today we wrote about the Showplace Theater on Grant Street, which is for sale on Craiglist.

Here’s a cool photo of the theater after it was hit by a truck sometime in 1966. “The marquee then landed on top of the truck,” says Mark Kubiniec, president of the Grant Amherst Business Association, whose historic photo project includes this image. “The truck stayed there several weeks because no one knew how to remove it. I still remember going by and seeing people squeeze by the truck to get into the show.”

  • Any one ever been to the Tower bar in North Park, San Diego, CA? Great bar, might not be considered “North Park” by natives. Just going by memory. It was hit by a car (drunk driver) or at least I think. The staff controls the music and they all hold the story of the vehicle hitting their beloved music watering hole and point at the still crooked pillar. This bar was the birth and/or resurrection of the legendary “dinosaur fight” Google the Albrights band from Buffalo, NY