The Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Apple’s hometown, Cupertino, is scheduled for demolition. The theater where Apple introduced the first Macintosh, as well as the Apple Watch, will be replaced with a new facility after originally being built five decades ago. Follow along for a detailed final look at the historic facility.

The Foothill-De Anza Board of Trustees previously voted to knock down the current Flint Center so it can create a new facility.

The iconic Silicon Valley venue was used by Steve Jobs for the unveiling of the first Macintosh. It was also used in 2014 when Tim Cook introduced the Apple Watch alongside the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. The Flint Center was also used over the last five decades to host The Celebrity Forum, Broadway shows, local orchestras, college graduations, and more.

Now The Mercury News has shared a virtual tour through the Flint Center with a neat slideshow. Here’s a look at a handful of the photos:

The board’s plans include designing the new building to better accommodate students and the community for a variety of use cases. An action plan is expected to be presented at a board meeting in October later this year.

the Foothill-De Anza Board of Trustees voted 4-1 to permanently close the Flint Center and initiate a plan to build a new facility that will better serve students, meet community needs for cultural venue and meeting space to the greatest extent possible, and provide an income stream. The board also directed staff to bring an action plan to the October 7, 2019, board meeting. The action plan will identify timelines and milestones leading to the preparation of multiplesite development proposals for the board’s consideration by the end of calendar year 2020. Thereafter, staff will bring monthly progress reports to the board to allow for ongoing oversight and review of progress, including identification of potential funding sources.

Proposed ideas for the new space so far include:

  • Employee housing
  • Student housing
  • Daily rental units
  • A conference center with 1200-1500 seats
  • Event space that cannot currently be accommodated by Conference Rooms A&B in the Hinson Campus Center
  • Space for the De Anza Associated Student Body that would allow the repurposing of their current council chambers and student offices

Images via The Mercury News

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