BERKELEY (CBS SF) — A Berkeley movie theater in business for a century is stuck between a rock and a hard place after a CAL-OSHA worker noticed a theater worker changing the marquee without approved safety measures.
The Elmwood-Rialto’s marquee hasn’t been changed since December according to management.READ MORE: Demonstration in Oakland to Protest Police Shootings Turns Violent
The theater received a letter alleging a safety violation because the worker was too high above the ground without guardrails or fall protection.READ MORE: Man Ripping Down Flyers Promoting AAPI Anti-Hate Rally Caught on Camera in Mountain View
“You know, if someone were to slip and hit their head on the cement, that would be super unfortunate,” Berkeley resident Anne Kadarauch said.
The theater said in a statement that they are working on a solution. Residents want to see the theater back in action with an updated marquee.MORE NEWS: Armed Bike Thieves Targeting Cyclists in the East Bay Hills
“Even though this may be eighty, or a hundred years old, it’s a wonderful design in a retro format, so I love it,” Paul Howard said.