Movie Theatre may arrive sooner than expected
Yucaipa entrepreneur and resident, Marvin Self has announced his plans for a multi-screen movie theater in Yucaipa. On the heels of other press releases from other companies announcing the same thing, Self is confident that his theaters will open first.
“I’m taking the approach that we’ve seen done elsewhere in the Inland Empire area as far as taking old buildings and putting them to a new use,” he explained. “Places like The Packinghouse and other historic buildings with roots in the area’s past are being put to use in new ways. It’s my goal to continue in this tradition. I will be using a group of existing structures in the city of Yucaipa and putting them to new use.”
The reporter for The Yucaipian was given an exclusive tour of the desired facilities. The day was warm and moist and breath masks would have been nice.
“I am also doing the City of Yucaipa an outstanding favor by solving yet another problem,” Marvin Self proclaimed. “There has been constant strife and debate as to what to do about the egg ranches too close to residential areas. The Broody Tott ranch has been receiving complaints ever since the subdivision above it opened up. The smell and the flies are a constant annoyance to the good citizens there.”
Self would not answer questions as to his approximate place of residence in Yucaipa. He assures The Yucaipain that the plans to buy out the Broody Tott Egg Ranch are in the works.
“If won’t take long to clean the place up once the poor birds are released back into the wild,” Self said. “I have assurance from several neighbors that they will give me a hand on weekends. We’d like to have a barbeque each evening. There’ll be chicken probably.”
When asked about the quality of movies being showed at Yucaipa’s first theaters, Self was at first evasive. He finally conceded that at first they will not be showing first release films.
“I’m planning on showing double features on both screens,” he said. “In keeping with the theme of revitalizing the old, my films each be a classic film followed by its remake made decades later. The first double feature will be Lord of the Flies. The first one released in 1963 and the remake from 1990. The other screen will show the 1958 classic The Fly followed by its 1986 remake.”
Mister Self was unclear what films to show later on. He is hopeful to acquire the animated family films: Chicken Run and Chicken Little.
No solid opening date is set for the opening of the movie theaters which Marvin Self has tentatively named The Broody Neighbor Theaters.
-Duke Forsite, Contributing Reporter the The Yucaipian