Parma councilwoman Deborah Lime wants Parma Theater designated as historic preservation site.
PARMA, Ohio - The closed Parma Theater could find new life.
A community meeting is set for Thursday evening to discuss the fate of Parma's landmark theater that would preserve its historical importance in the city.
The meeting takes place at the Polish Banquet Hall on Ridge Road at 6:30 in the evening. Parma Councilwoman Debbie Lime arranged it.
The Parma Theater closed on Sunday, September 9 after serving audiences since 1936. Theater management said the decision was made due to declining attendance and a drop in revenue for 3-D family movies. The city said it was unaware of the decision until it happened.
Thursday's meeting comes in response to the widespread community feedback about the theater's closing.
A couple Parma residents started an online movement to develop a plan that would save the theater from redevelopment and possibly reopen its doors with some sort of historical purpose. It could eventually become a movie house.
The Parma Fire Department ruled the cause of last week's fire at the Parma Theatre.
Fire investigators have ruled the cause of the blaze at the landmark Parma Theatre as arson.
Flames and smoke shot from the Parma Theatre, which closed in September, on Nov. 16.
While smoke spread for the 76-year-old Parma Theatre, which was recently closed, a woman at the alteration shop next door tried to save as many wedding dresses as she could from smoke damage.
The Parma Theatre is now closed after 76 years on Ridge Road. Now, the fight starts to save it.
Community meeting being held Thursday evening to discuss future options that would preserve the historic and now closed Parma Theater.
Sunday will be last day to catch a movie at theater which opened in 1936. Ohio's 7th largest city to be without any movie theater within its borders.
The Parma Theater will be closing its doors forever come Labor Day.