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A Final Bow Sunday For San Jose's Dome Theaters

SAN JOSE (KPIX 5) -- Sunday marks the end of an era for Bay Area moviegoers.

San Jose's iconic Century Domes on Winchester Blvd. are showing their last movies.

Century 21 was built in 1964 with Century 22 and 23 following soon after.

They were the first of the Century Theater domes that were built in several major cities in the western U.S. They're also the last ones still showing movies.

The landowners want to tear down the domes to make room for expansion of Santana Row.

Nostalgic cinema buffs' last sliver of hope lies with California state officials who will decide whether to declare at least one of the domes to be of historic significance.

As for Sunday night's final film, it was be Raiders of the Lost Ark.


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