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Facebook Site Rallies Save The CineArts Domers

Petition urges developer, city to preserve art-film dome in Pleasant Hill.

Art-film raconteurs hoping to "save the dome" have a Facebook site with a petition to save their beloved Pleasant Hill landmark.

The site — titled "Save Independent Film and the CineArts Dome in Pleasant Hill" — includes a link to a petition on Change.org urging SyWest Development and the Pleasant Hill Planning Commission to preserve the dome.

In December, SyWest Development of San Rafael disclosed plans to refurbish half of the Crossroads Shopping Center alongside Interstate 680. The plans including destruction of the geodesic dome theater compex and replacement with a two-story Dick's Sporting Goods store. CineArts is operated by Cinemark Theatres.

The Facebook site has 152 likes. The site is reeling with nostalgia about CineArts. One Pleasant Hill native, transplanted to San Diego, says, "The list of Pleasant Hill memories goes on; but it would never be complete without mentioning my experiences at the Dome. Jurassic Park, Gladiator, Star Wars, and my first kiss were all under that green-tinted hut."

Another respondent says, "People from everywhere can know our City off the Highway by its remarkable presence right across from the Soldiers Monument Memorial on the other side of Highway 680 … I think Pleasant Hill will lose a part of its soul if it is torn down. Please hold onto it!"

Emily Henry January 29, 2013 at 06:44 PM
DTW, it's not a case of bad language, it's a case of bad grammar....
Dive Turn Work January 29, 2013 at 06:51 PM
Emily - Absolutely. Because the grammar standards are set so high for the commenters and writers alike.
Dive Turn Work January 29, 2013 at 06:53 PM
Emily - Yes. Because, again, this new grammar standard is clearly a high priority on this site. Shall we forward all instances of bad grammar to you?
Dive Turn Work January 29, 2013 at 06:54 PM
Like this fine example of grammar? MIKE ALFORD 9:49 pm on Monday, January 28, 2013 You know ---- Nobodys Buying That --- B.S.! -----The Worst ARE THE REFINARYS ---- Your starting to sound like Mark Ross (are you thinking about running for some office) when YOU Guys Start telling US Citizens of Martinez About the dangers of burning WOOD in our fire places ---- AND have the GAUL to Say YOU DONT ---- SAY ANYTHING ABOUT THE SHELL REFINARY RIGHT HERE IN MARTINEZ ----- What the HELL are you Trying to Tell Us ? -- Oh Yea If It Sounds Like Im MAD OR UPSET FROM Listening To You & Mark Well Than Your Right ! ---- And WE are all Fed Up with This Same B.S.
Darcy April 20, 2013 at 06:23 AM
you all need to be kind! Savethedome.org we take pay pal

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