Theater is Church is Theater.
The loss of the Mark Hellinger Theater to, well, theater is something Jimmy shakes his head and mutters about every time we pass by.
This column by Michael Riedel in the NY Post explains it all.
The intersection of church and theater, both considered to be sacred spaces, is a topic that hits very close to home for me. I'm not sure there is a difference, and I mean that in all the good ways as well as the bad ways.
But I'm with Jim. This needs to be a theater. Given the fact that this church brings in millions of dollars each year doing what they do, it's doubtful a reversion will happen anytime soon, if at all.