Our theater has been closed for much too long. We have all been waiting, not so patiently for news about the fate of our movie theater. Well finally here is a a good chunk of what we have been waiting for.
The court found Golden State Water liable on all causes of action including: inverse condemnation; nuisance; trespass; and negligence. The judge also found that the true measure of damages will be cost of repair as opposed to the diminution of value.
The big win here is that Golden State Water is liable for the cost of bringing the theater back to life (as good as new), not just the value of the property less its depreciated value. The next step will be arguing the amount of damages. This will take place on June 26th.
Chalk it up as one for the good guys!!! Next up, Show me the Money!
On a related note, we are still suspending our weekly Sunday-afternoon movie series but we are hopeful that with an impending settlement, we will be able to resume regular showings some time next year.
Once again, thank you all for your unwavering support of the Ojai Film Society. We hope to see you back in the theater real soon!