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Concerned about personal safety at movie theater

I am very concerned about the safety of the stairs at the Del Oro Theater in Grass Valley. I know for a fact that there have been many falls over the years, some very serious. I, too, fell on the stairs six months ago when I went to see a movie.

I arrived after the lights went out and the previews were showing. I had to climb a very steep flight of steps in total darkness to find a seat. The carpet is very dark in color, the depth of each stair is different, and there is no railing or adequate lighting on the stairs.

I fell and had to have surgery on my arm, requiring a bone graft, plates and many months of physical therapy. Although my injury was serious, it pales in comparison to the elderly gentleman who fell from the stairs onto the seats a few months ago, breaking a hip.

The only way someone in a wheelchair can get into two of the three theaters is to be “carried.” This is not right and should not be happening, especially in the year 2003.

Pat Davis

Grass Valley

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