The Bob White Coffin Gets Its Final Nail

The long, slow realization that the Bob White Theatre was never meant to be has been a  painful process. Mostly self-inflicted due to stubborn wishful thinking. Or denial. Probably the latter.

But the writing’s been on the wall for a while. And confirmation has come in many forms: the secret sale by Nick Storie after years of failed attempts to revive the theater; rumors that it would be used as storage space by the new owners; findings that new ownership, imageStacked Holdings LLC, is indeed not in the theater business (and oddly unknown what their business is at all).

Now comes the ultimate nail in the coffin. According to Portland Maps, a permit application shows the theater’s seats, both on the main floor and balcony, are set to be removed.

Not that we didn’t see this coming, but we were forever hopeful it wouldn’t. Now we can hold our breath that rumors of a Day Theater renovation down the block are accurate, and perhaps Foster will get its movie house and events venue after all.

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4 Responses to The Bob White Coffin Gets Its Final Nail

  1. Patti says:

    I can confirm that the Day Theater is being renovated. Progress is slow, but it is happening. Our church (Southeast Church) meets there and the owners sometimes show us what they’re working on. They are super people and I look forward to supporting them and their cause.

  2. Spiffy says:

    this makes me so sad… I hope they keep the seats stored somewhere in there… if nothing else they’ll probably give them away and we can all grab a small piece of history…

  3. Jess says:

    Ugh. The name “Stacked Holdings” strikes fear in my heart- because it seems to hint at poker terms and makes me remember the nasty poker and game place that used to ruin the other side of the street. Is there no way the community can demand a plan from these owners?

  4. Natalie says:

    So sad! Thanks for keeping us in the know, though….


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