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This was the relatively deserted late evening scene in downtown Ballard where we were heading to see a film at the Majestic Bay Theater, a purposefully small venue completely rebuilt about ten years ago on the site of the old Bay Theater which operated from 1915 to the 1990s. It is a popular draw for the nearby coffee houses and restaurants, but even those open looked three quarters empty. Still some folks out on a mild night, but not in the numbers we have usually seen there on a weekend night. We thought there would be more folks in the theater, too. Maybe a sign of the economic pinch?