Photos favorited by Jeffrey1955

  • <p>01 – Exterior 1965</p>
  • <p>02 – Exterior Arcade 1962</p>
  • <p>03 – Cinema I lounge area street level 1962</p>
  • <p>04 – Cinema I street level lobby w/ Ilya Bolotowski painting, 1962</p>
  • <p>05 – Cinema I street level, 1962</p>
  • <p>06 – Cinema I upper lounge area, 1962</p>
  • <p>07 – Cinema II lobby, 1962</p>
  • <p>08 – As one of the earliest cinemas built with 2 auditoriums, Abraham W. Geller, the architect, drew up this cut-away view in 1962 showing how he configured the two cinemas into a relatively small urban lot that was only 75' wide by 102' deep. The drawing was intended for architectural and movie exhibition trade publications.</p>
  • <p>09 – Cinema II lobby stripped and ready for renovation in 1988.</p>
  • <p>10 – Cinema II lobby stripped and ready for renovation in 1988.</p>
  • <p>11 – Cinema II lobby stripped and ready for renovation in 1988.</p>
  • <p>12 – Cinema II lobby stripped and ready for renovation in 1988.</p>
  • <p>13 – Cinema II lobby stripped and ready for renovation in 1988.</p>
  • <p>14 – Entry in to the smaller Cinema II auditorium the night before renovations begin in 1988.</p>
  • <p>15 – The smaller Cinema II auditorium, 291 seats, the night before renovations begin in 1988.</p>
  • <p>16 – The smaller Cinema II auditorium, 291 seats, the night before renovations begin in 1988.</p>
  • <p>17 – Renovation under way. Building the structure for the raised Cinema II lobby floor.</p>
  • <p>18 – Removing the wall between the Cin I and Cin II lobbies, seen from the Cinema I side exit corridor.</p>
  • <p>19 – Removing the wall between the Cin I and Cin II lobbies, seen from the Cinema II side, 1988.</p>
  • <p>20 – Removing the wall between the Cin I and Cin II lobbies, seen from the Cinema II side, 1988.</p>
  • <p>21 – Removing the wall between the Cin I and Cin II lobbies, seen from the Cinema II side, 1988.</p>
  • <p>22 – Removing air conditioning ducts that were within the wall between the Cin I and Cin II lobbies, seen from the Cinema II side, 1988.</p>
  • <p>23 – removing debris as wall between the lobbies is removed, 1988.</p>
  • <p>24 – Framing for the raised Cin II lobby floor, seen from the Cin I lobby, 1988.</p>
  • <p>25 – The left end of new front wall in Cinema I, the larger upstairs cinema. The ‘shelf’ is where the speakers will be placed and the wall covered by the screen, masking and curtains. Behind the wall is the new third cinema, oriented sideways, with the screen at the left end, the entry and projection at the right end. The shelf for the Cin I speakers is above the ceiling of the new smaller cinema. 1988.</p>
  • <p>26 – The right end of new front wall in Cinema I, the larger upstairs cinema. The ‘shelf’ is where the speakers will be placed and the wall covered by the screen, masking and curtains. Behind the wall is the new third cinema, oriented sideways, with the screen at the left end, the entry and projection at the right end. The shelf for the Cin I speakers is above the ceiling of the new smaller cinema. The lighted white structure at the lower right is the new passageway from the upper lobby area to the new smaller cinema. 1988.</p>
  • <p>27 – The two original marquees have been removed, and structure is being installed by Artkraft-Strauss for the single new marquee. 1988.</p>
  • <p>28 – The two original marquees have been removed, and structure is being installed by Artkraft-Strauss for the single new marquee. 1988.</p>
  • <p>29 – The two original marquees have been removed, and structure is being installed by Artkraft-Strauss for the single new marquee. 1988.</p>