Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Can I vent for a minute?
I know this is supposed to be a running blog, but I need to vent. I am majorly upset about the yesterday's breaking news that the River Oaks Theatre and the surrounding shopping centers are going to be demolished.
Apparently, Houston's historic preservation laws are some of the weakest in the US, so it's possible for the city's historic buildings to be destroyed without the usual waiting period for public comment. As a result, a lot of the awesome historic buildings around town have been demolished....so, the River Oaks Landmark Theatre is the latest victim.
This theatre is where they show all the indie flicks and I even went to see Rocky Horror Picture Show for the 1st time there in high school...they are also tearing down the shopping center around the theatre. All these buildings were built in the late 1930's. And, what are they going to build there???? A freaking Barnes & Noble!!! Well, that and a "residential high rise". Grrrr...all in the name of progress!
If you think losing River Oaks Theater is unacceptable, please visit the link below and pass the information along to as many people as possible. You can also get more information through the links below.
Chronicle Story: http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/printstory.mpl/metropolitan/4064372
Okay, vent over! Thanks for reading!!!
Posted by TX Runner Mom