The Movie Palace Series: Before and After

posted by Patrick Crowley on September 2, 2004 at 9:11 am

In this before and after image, Larry Grossman reveals how he creates his amazing images: “the top is my original photo, the bottom obviously an archival shot. Aside from the fact I had to create a lobby (there is no longer a central box office), you can see how much work I put into ‘restoring’ the marquee and sign back to its original look, plus I had to guess at the colors.”

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ronaldevermette on October 3, 2004 at 1:41 am

an amazing work of art and love. Born in 1943, in San Francisco, with an intense interest in film at an early age, especially, the technology. I was blessed to see all the widescreen formats. Cinerama, first. Before the palaces were demolished. When a Cinerama film opened, it was a given I would skip school, and arrive two hours before opening. The entire experience was a thrill.
Odd, but I recall, the excitement when hearing the noise of the big amps warming up before the overture began.
Your artwork, brings back many memories. Thank You,
Kindest regards,

Dorothy on December 18, 2004 at 10:58 am

I am fairly new to this website but am loving reading it all! I was just on the phone with a woman whose parents were the theatre – followed by vaudeville – act called The Parisian Four from about 1918 -1940 and she mentioned they did the Pantages, Keith Orpheum Palace and Balabum & Katz circuits.. (forgive my spelling) so I am just passing this info along because this might be the Pantages CA she was referring to?

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