GLENDALE : Group OKd to Run Historic Theater
Despite objections by the mayor, the Glendale City Council has authorized formation of a nonprofit corporation to operate the historic Alex Theatre. The council, acting jointly as the Redevelopment Agency, also appointed six members of a theater task force to be directors of the corporation to operate the Alex as a cultural and performing arts center. Three more members will be appointed later. Mayor Ginger Bremberg called the action “presumptuous and quite arrogant” because Mann Theatres still owns the 66-year-old theater at 216 N. Brand Blvd. Redevelopment officials are negotiating to buy the theater from Mann, which closed the Alex on Sept. 26.