Community Seeks Buyer for Historic Theater
PARMA, Ohio — Movie lovers in Parma came together on Thursday night in hopes of saving a historic theater.
Councilwoman Deborah Lime organized a community meeting to try to gather support for the Parma Theater.
The 76-year-old movie house recently closed its doors after years of dwindling attendance.
Now Lime and members of the community are leading the charge to find a buyer and get the theater restored.
Lime said she’s already gotten a big response from Parma residents past and present, who have precious memories of times at the theater.
“Most people who have grown up in the community here have a story to tell about the Parma Theater. It’s been here so many years it’s a part of us and I have to tell you,
in the last two and a half weeks my email and my phone and Facebook have just like blown up,” Lime explained.
According to Lime, the theater needs extensive renovations.
The asking price is currently about $795,000 dollars.