Health department shuts down Crest Theatre

A notice from the County of Sacramento’s Environmental Management Department announced to would-be moviegoers that the Crest Theatre had been shut down due to a “temporary suspension of health permit” on December 23. The violation, according to a checked box on the sign, cited “insect / rodent infestation.”

According to information posted on the County’s website, the historic theater violated code pertaining to its food prep area.A detailed report is not yet available. A December 10 report, however,  cited for “vermin and animal contamination” in the theater’s snack bar area.

Such violations aren’t necessarily uncommon and could just signal growing pains for the theater which recently underwent a change in management. In October, Crest owner Robert Emerick ended its business relationship with CSLM Inc, the group that had operated the Crest since 1986. CLSM and Emerick could not agree on terms including facility improvements and rent.

SN&R reached out to the Crest’s new manager Yulya Borroum for comment but has yet to hear back from her.

We’ll keep you updated on any further developments or announcements.


Crest manager Yulya Borroum emailed SN&R late Christmas Eve with an update on the closure.

“Crest snack bar was closed for 24 hours,” Borroum informed us. “We corrected the problem, and it is now reopened by the county.”

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