Island Theatre Deemed Dangerous by Board of Survey
Sara Brown
A board of survey convened to assess the Island Theatre has determined that the building is dangerous, granting the Oak Bluffs building inspector license to order its demolition.
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Crumbling Island Theatre Faces Inspection, Possible Demolition
Sara Brown

Town officials in Oak Bluffs may soon face decisions about the fate of the dilapidated Island Theatre, including whether to tear the building down or initiate repairs and who pays for it all.

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Repairs Resume at Island Theater, Amid Talk of Demolition
Steve Myrick

One day after Oak Bluffs officials threatened legal action that could lead to demolition, repair work was underway at the theater.

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Island Theater Declared Unsafe; Repair Work in Progress
Steve Myrick
Roof repairs have begun on the Island Theater, following a recent letter from the Oak Bluffs building inspector declaring the theater unsafe. Building inspector Mark Barbadoro ordered the Hall family, which owns the theatre, to begin immediate repairs.
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Businessman Aims to Revive Two Historic Movie Theatres
Olivia Hull

Mark Snider, owner of the Winnetu Oceanside Resort and the founder of a new nonprofit, is finalizing an agreement with Benjamin Hall Jr. to lease the Capawock and Strand theatres for 10 years, and reopen them beginning this summer.

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Not Playing at a Theatre Near You
Olivia Hull

Moviegoers should not look to Oak Bluffs to catch the latest blockbusters, as both the Island and the Strand theatre are closed until further notice. The historic Island, currently roofless, will most likely not be in commission before next summer. And despite efforts to reopen it, the Strand remains out of use.

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