Comments from paulnelson

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paulnelson commented about Riverside Theatre on Sep 25, 2014 at 6:38 pm

Beautiful all around. Ceiling especially. Lighting is elaborate and great proscenium arch too. What a treasure!

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paulnelson commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre auditorium on Sep 24, 2014 at 7:28 pm

Elaborate and elegant still. A treasure for Jersey City.

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paulnelson commented about Roxy Theatre, New York in 1927 - Proscenium on Sep 22, 2014 at 6:54 pm

One of the most beautiful proscenium designs in the history of the movie palace. The whole place a masterpiece. I am sure Gloria Swanson shed a few tears when this place came down.

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paulnelson commented about Capitol Theatre, New York in 1920 - Auditorium on Sep 22, 2014 at 6:48 pm

The ceiling dome is beautiful and the lighting too. Buildings like these should always be preserved for the ages.

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paulnelson commented about ABC Commodore Cinema on Sep 21, 2014 at 6:40 pm

Proscenium is elaborate and lovely here. All else too.

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paulnelson commented about ABC Regal Cinema on Sep 21, 2014 at 6:37 pm

Art deco handsome auditorium. Great organ grills and proscenium. Ceiling is handsome too.

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paulnelson commented about What about the curtains? on Sep 21, 2014 at 6:30 pm

A newer very hightech theatre in Seattle is the Majestic Bay in Ballard. Ice blue verticle opening waterfall style curtain that opens twice at the start of each film presentation. The 2 theatres above the main auditorium have no curtain. This theatre is very elegant compared to any other movie theatre in Seattle. I miss the concept of using a curtain. It is like the art of tea. It is a new built from foundation theatre.

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paulnelson commented about Ritz Theatre, interior, post renovation on Sep 16, 2014 at 9:44 pm

Good design in redo. Art moderne look. Great lighting. Similar to the old Crest in Seattle. My local theatre of choice in the 50’s. 2ND AND 3RD AND THEN 1ST RUN FILMS. Still going strong.

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paulnelson commented about Babylon Theatre on Sep 13, 2014 at 10:03 am

Classic and handsome theatre. Hope it retains this look.

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paulnelson commented about Warner Grand Theater on Aug 29, 2014 at 9:27 pm

Incredible art deco interior with such great detail.

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paulnelson commented about Loma Theatre on Aug 29, 2014 at 9:12 pm

This is so wonderful. To save the great art deco interior for the bookstore. Classy approach. Most retail business would not be this sensitive to an historic building. Colors and design inside is quite handsome.

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paulnelson commented about Murray Theatre on Aug 22, 2014 at 7:26 pm

Ceiling treatment is so art deco. Rounded corners and looks like indirect lighting. Subtle design.

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paulnelson commented about Murray Theatre on Aug 22, 2014 at 7:23 pm

Great art modern exterior. Post art deco. Box office is wonderful and marquee too. So classic.

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paulnelson commented about Original auditorium towards stage (1922) on Aug 13, 2014 at 10:22 pm

Handsome interior design. Should restore this theatre back to the original designs.

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paulnelson commented about The Geraldine Cinema on Aug 12, 2014 at 7:44 pm

Could double as a church on sundays.

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paulnelson commented about Ames Tribune Photo. on Aug 12, 2014 at 7:42 pm

I hope the rounded box office was not changed. Very retro and handsome. Line of kids right out of Father Knows Best or Leave It To Beaver. Great pic. Chrome palace!

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paulnelson commented about El Rio Theater on Aug 12, 2014 at 7:33 pm

I would like to see the interior of this small town gem. It is obviously in need of repair but has a lot of style anyway.

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paulnelson commented about Midway on Jul 10, 2014 at 10:21 pm

Two dramatic deco structures. Aqua or teal paint on theatre is perfect for original time period.

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paulnelson commented about 5th Avenue Theatre auditorium on Jul 10, 2014 at 10:11 pm

The most beautiful and elaborate theatre in Seattle. Still wowing the city every day!

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paulnelson commented about Embassy Theatre exterior on Jul 10, 2014 at 10:09 pm

This is what I remember of this theatre. 2nd run films. 3 features often. Horror, Science Fiction and later Porno for years. Now a restored auditorium and live entertainment. Cheers to the Embassy. Who would have thought it would have come back from the dead.

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paulnelson commented about Odeon Cheltenham on Jul 6, 2014 at 9:55 am

A dramatic art moderne/art deco masterpiece. Tragedy it is gone. What a waste!

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paulnelson commented about Time Theatre on Jun 29, 2014 at 10:34 am

What a fun and dramatic marquee. Doors are stylish too.

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paulnelson commented about Retlaw Theatre on Jun 27, 2014 at 6:10 pm

Must have been handsome at one time. Now a confusing mix of styles and colors. Should be restored.

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paulnelson commented about Miami Theatre on Jun 26, 2014 at 6:47 pm

Great marquee and neon.

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paulnelson commented about Miani Theatre on Jun 26, 2014 at 6:46 pm

Curtain is handsome and faux balconys and entire proscenium. Beautiful theatre.