The Loma Theatre marquee came into view while snaking up Rosecrans en route to a meeting with members of the family that owns The Ken Cinema. Now Playing: “Barnes & Noble” and “10% Off On All New Releases.”
We cannot allow such a fate to befall The Ken.
Before proceeding to my iPhoto Booth testimony, there are a few people in need of thanks for helping with my homework. Apart from the major players, who all receive top billing in the video, a tip of the hat goes to Kensington Video’s Guy Hanford. Guy knows where all the bodies are buried in Kensington. His grave-rattling expertise was of great help. Same to the Young Master, Danny Baldwin, whose knowledge of motion picture exhibition never ceases to amaze and impress. To Sophia Verbiscar, manager of our cinematic crown jewel, I say keep your chin up, kid. With you in charge, the theatre hasn’t seen this much love since Bob Berkun’s reign. Here’s hoping your hard work to keep the joint jumping has just begun.
Most of all, my thanks go out to Bob Berkun, the man who in 1947 built the Adams Ave. Xanadu. His children and now grandchildren have kept the space alive for over 60 years. I have no reason to doubt that Bob’s great grandchildren won’t one day have the honor passed on to them.
Save The Ken!
Scott Marks shares the latest on the state of The Ken theater.
The Ken Cinema isn’t going anywhere. The question is will it continue to grow as a Landmark?
Here I am bedfast and hopeful. God don’t take me yet. I have a single screen to save.