Potential buyer looks to purchase El Rey Theatre

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According to reports, the El Ray theatre might be sold soon Photo credit: George Johnston

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According to reports, the El Ray theatre might be sold soon Photo credit: George Johnston

The historic EL Rey Theatre may be up for sale according to a real estate website.

The theatre located in downtown Chico, has a reported potential buyer who is considering plans of turning the building into a spot for commercial and residential use. The asking price for the theatre is listed at $1.4 million.

The El Rey has been a part of Chico since 1905 and survived a fire in 1946. The theatre is also on Chico’s Historic Resource Inventory list created by California.

The Orion will follow this story as it develops.

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