Letters to the Editor

Letter: Losing the theater

Great job, Peach Investments! I guess their plan to purchase an iconic building rich in Alaska history, hold it hostage for many years and then be forced to tear it down due to its unsalvageable condition is working out just fine for them. And the rest of us? Folks who have memories and shared history in and around Fourth Avenue and the theater? I guess we’re left to seek out the increasingly rare pieces of architectural history that can take us back to our childhoods and those early movies on the big screen.

Here’s the thing: It’s always easier to tear down old than it is to restore something that’s unique and one of a kind. I get that. I’ve done it more than once — restored a little piece of Anchorage or Alaska history in order to save something unique and special. It’s hard work but there are just so few places like the Fourth Avenue Theatre. It was worth saving. Shame on Peach Investments. If I were them, I wouldn’t be giving interviews either.  

— Hal Homer


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