Gala funds pay to restore Alameda Theatre’s 1932 mural
posted by Michael Zoldessy on August 20, 2008 at 7:55 am
ALAMEDA, CA — Continuing to polish every last part, the Alameda Theatre’s murals are almost completely restored.
After several weeks of effort, months of anticipation and years of hope, the original mural in the Alameda Theatre’s mezzanine lobby is nearly restored.
“I’ve really enjoyed working on it,” said painter Jane Armstrong. “The days really go fast, and sometimes I forget to take lunch.”
Alamedans got their first glimpses of the mural back in 1932, when the art deco-inspired movie theater — designed by noted San Francisco architect Timothy Pfluger — opened its doors.
Read more at the Mercury News.
(Thanks to gwen for providing the photo.)
I’m always very glad to hear that old beautiful buildings, artworks or things are restored! There is much more value in old things than in new ones, especially if they have their own history. Also, there is a popular trend towards responsible consumption nowadays. So, old things are really worth using.
For example, I’m an artist and I love to creat stylish decor elements, and I love to use old things in my works. It is very interesting to figure out how to use them in a new way, and also to restore them or give them a fresh look. For this I usually use different varnishes, fixatives, glitters and various high quality art supplies that I buy here, like acrylic paints and markers, oil based paint pens and so on.