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Old Posted Jun 6, 2018, 6:26 PM
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The last time I went in there the Best Buy had recently closed down, the arcades and bar upstairs didn't look particularly healthy and the whole place was relatively empty. I suppose the cinemas were/are doing well. I have not been there in years though so I don't know if business picked up.
It seems to be doing fine when I go there for the gym or to watch a movie. The comedy nest is also doing good and there's a bar with pool tables and games that seems to be popular with young people. But yeah it isn't bustling like one would expect.

The building is nasty though. Who in their right mind thought it would be okay?
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The Forum could easily still be restored to its 1968 facade.
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It's true that it wasn't that exceptional a façade. Except of course for the lighted escalators in the shape of crossed hockey sticks visible from the street.

I swear my heart missed a beat the first time I saw those in person after seeing them thousands of times on TV as a kid...
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He must have meant pr-1949 before they destroyed it's exterior.
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Old Posted Jun 7, 2018, 5:13 PM
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It's true that it wasn't that exceptional a façade. Except of course for the lighted escalators in the shape of crossed hockey sticks visible from the street.

I swear my heart missed a beat the first time I saw those in person after seeing them thousands of times on TV as a kid...
Never knew about those. Interesting feature.


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Old Posted Jun 7, 2018, 5:16 PM
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Never knew about those. Interesting feature.


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He must have meant pr-1949 before they destroyed it's exterior.
Nope. I know what I said. It's not like there isn't any history in the building 1968-96.
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True but the exterior looked terrible after 1968, so you can see why people might have thought you meant something else.
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