Hemet Historic Theatre gets new life as a foundation

Photo by Melissa Diaz Hernandez/The Valley ChronicleHere in Hemet, there is a dedicated group of volunteers convinced that Martin’s old theatre can once again become a vibrant center of Hemet’s Downtown District. ■ By Susan Carrier / Contributed Built in 1921 by William Martin, the movie house in the center of Hemet’s downtown district is one of the oldest in the nation. For five decades, the venue was a cultural center of the community, bringing sights and sounds from around the world to this small town. Long before television and the internet exploded our world view, movie houses were a very popular source of entertainment and education. The Hemet Theatre was

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