I never saw the original ALEXANDRIA way out there in the Richmond, but I did see the (gun-free) 20th Anniversary release of ET in the subdivided three-screen Alex 123 in back aught-two just afore it shut down forever in aught-four.
It’s been an empty hulk, a brokedown palace ever since:
Now here’s the reverse angle with new housing going in to replace the parking lot:
One stated goal of this project and others similar is to lower the value of housing, or at least lower the pressure on housing values, in the Richmond District. If you’re sitting across the street in your owner-occupied house THIS PROJECT DOES NOT BENEFIT YOU.
And the kicker is YES, IT WILL BE HARDER TO PARK IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD.
All you can say for sure is that there will be pros and cons with this project, and others similar. There will be winners and losers. It’s easy to ID the losers is what I’m saying…