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New Silco Theatre Operators

Written by C.P. Thompson on July 30, 2019

The Silco Theatre will have new operators come the end of August — Bob Grunstein and Joe Navan — who are going to take over for Chris and Zach Aquino, who have run the downtown movie palace since its 2016 reopening.

Silver City MainStreet Executive Director Charmeine Wait said that Chris and Zach gave their notice more than a month ago, indicating that the two would be leaving the business at the end of August. According to Wait, Chris has plans to travel with his wife.

The Silco is owned by the town of Silver City, with MainStreet acting as landlord. The Aquinos had a lease agreement with MainStreet, paying rent for the Silco. With Zach and Chris ending their agreement, Grunstein and Navan and MainStreet will be starting a new lease.

“Myself and the MainStreet board — we would like to thank Chris and Zach for getting the Silco established,” Wait said. “Chris and Zach did their job as far as what MainStreet was expecting, as far as economic development. They were involved with it before it was being restored.”

Photo: Silco Theater operators Bob Grunstein and Joe Navan chat outside the theater upon taking over operation of the Theater. [ Press Staff Photo by C.P. Thompson, cp@scdailypress.com, SCDailyPress.com ]