Monday, January 19, 2009
Ridgewood Theatre may be landmarked
Photo by unlockthevault on Flickr.
From the Times Ledger:
Ridgewood’s embattled historic movie house may get a reprieve from the wrecking ball as the city Landmarks Preservation Commission will soon decide whether to consider the 92−year−old theater for landmark status, a Landmarks official said.
No date has been set yet, but a discussion of the theater was expected to be on the calendar for a meeting in the near future, the official said.
News of the pending decision buoyed Forest Hills resident Michael Perlman, an avid preservationist who founded the Friends of the Ridgewood Theatre and advocated for its preservation last year.
“I was feeling elated,” he said. “Official landmark status would be the crown to a landmark in the eyes of the majority [of neighbors]. It would ensure a rare survivor’s longevity for future generations to cherish.”
City eyes Ridgewood Theatre landmark