Community members and City leaders have been wrestling with the fate of the Olympic Theatre for some time. Theatre owner Norma Pappas has successfully operated the single screen Theatre in the heart of downtown Arlington for 36 years. Motivated community members mobilized and formed the "Save the Olympic Theatre (SOT)" volunteer group and rallied around the cause. Through social media and other outlets, their efforts caught the attention of others who offered to formally organize and lead the Olympic Theatre into the future. The "Olympic Theatre Foundation (OTF)" was formed.