Tuesday, August 14, 2007

The Queen's Not Sinking Yet

It seems far from L.A., but the Queen Mary--in Long Beach since 1967--is certainly part of L.A. County.

Not for the first time, the royal ship finds itself on the block in bankruptcy court, with unpaid rent of nearly $5 million owed to the Port of Long Beach. However, all is well--for now. An investment consortium named Save the Queen has done just that, paying $43 million for the right to take over the operation of the ship and surrounding property.

According to an article in the Long Beach Press Telegram, Save the Queen ” described its plans for the site as a theme resort, not unlike Universal City Walk in Los Angeles.”

Until then, the Saturday midnight showings of the Rocky Horror Picture Show will continue, so we can all timewarp to our hearts' content.

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