Old theaters are famously fire traps. Newspaper archives are full of tragic accounts of people trapped in some antiquated movie palace or dance hall as it crumbles in flames around them. Preserving Petaluma's Phoenix Theater is important to lots people who value it is an historical building and/or a hip/modern venue. Legend has it that the mythical Phoenix rose from its own ashes. Let's not find out if Petaluma's Phoenix can do the same.