According to a recent newsletter email from councilman Mario Guerra, work has been completed on a few of Downey’s new mural projects. This is one of the utility boxes near the city library.
Here is what the Avenue Theatre has been restored to.
This was just completed in the past few days as part of our public art program to help beautify our community… It looks great and adds an attractive element within our revitalized Downtown…More to follow. BTW, no general funds were used for these and future public art projects.
Hearing from the average citizen of Downey, people seem to like the face-lift. It does make the street look a little more cheery, and some have nearly mistaken it for a real film screening. I think we should get together a Downey flash mob, and dress like it’s the movie premiere of West Side Story with red carpet, classic cars, press photographers, adoring fans…
The boarded-up opening of the theater does look cheerier, but I so wish it was real.