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December 08, 2006

CONGRATULATIONS, FRANK! THE FOUR STAR IS SAVED

Four Star theater in San Francisco

What a way to end the week. After years of legal battles and a lengthy court process in which, frankly, the owners of the Four Star didn't really have a leg to stand on, Frank Lee and his wife have stared down the Canaan Lutheran Church and saved the Four Star Theater. The church feels victimized and they say that it's not worth the bad blood to keep fighting and they've sold the theater to Frank for $1.45 million.

The Canaanites' lawyer says:

"With all the adverse publicity and politics, it would have been an uphill battle to build their church. So they bit the bullet and sold it, at an overall loss, to the Lees. Now the church is back to square one. These are good citizens who have tried to do the right thing. But they didn't want to throw good money after bad  --  it's not a wealthy church."

Frank's first plan? To renovate.

This is good news for San Franciscans and for everyone who wants diversity in movie-going. It's not a solution but it's a step in the right direction. And for that we all get a very special appearance by Darth Kitty. Have a great weekend, everyone. And, Frank? Start painting.

(Thanks to Jennifer Young and Adam Douglas for sending this in the second her delicate nostrils scented the whiff of news)

Hello Darth Kitty

December 8, 2006 at 11:26 AM in News | Permalink

Comments

Here's a bit more on Frank's plans for the 4 Star:

http://www.sf360.org/features/2006/12/frank_lee_on_4.html

Posted by: Jennifer | Dec 11, 2006 8:39:39 AM

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