2016 has been a cruel year for notable deaths. David Bowie. Prince. Kimbo Slice. Muhammad Ali. Abe Vigoda.
And now we add one more to that list: The Paris Theatre in Portland, OR.
Suddenly and without any formal warning, the legendary Paris Theatre in Portland, OR closed it's doors today for good. My good friend and colleague, Brent in Portland, reported it first late this afternoon. Later this evening he texted me saying that crews were already tearing up The Paris, prepping it for it's next iteration as a non-adult venue.
Here is the notice that was posted by Ray, the Paris' owner earlier today:
And with those two paragraphs, The Paris is no more. It has ceased to be. It's is an "X" x-rated theater.
In the coming days and weeks, I will be re-publishing some of the "Best of The Paris" reports I have featured here at The Journal. There is some great stuff, and I look forward to sharing it with you, the good readers of The Journal.
The Paris Theatre...We hardly knew ye.