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By Tony Ault
Staff Writer 

Historic Hemet Theatre Foundation purchases landmark downtown theater


Last updated 3/15/2018 at 1:26pm

Kim Harris

The Historic Hemet Theatre Foundation has purchased the Historic Hemet Theatre, ushering in a new era to include a variety of entertainment for eager theatergoers

If Santana was there, his smooth sounds would have rocked the Historic Hemet Theatre Monday, Feb. 26, as never before with the announcement, at long last, that the historic theater was sold and in escrow to the Historic Hemet Theatre Foundation, also called the Valley View Foundation.

The Historic Hemet Theatre Foundation has been sponsoring tribute bands, special events, local movie premiers and community meetings for years to acquire a large down payment to purchase the theater at 216 E. Florida Ave. from the owners for more than $400,000. At least $75,000 was sought for the down payment...

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