Comments from paulnelson

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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 Theater 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.

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paulnelson commented about Golden State Theatre on Jun 25, 2014 at 7:20 pm

This elaborate and dramatic theatre should be saved and promoted. Historic work of cinematic design.

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paulnelson commented about El Capitan Theatre - Organist on Jun 25, 2014 at 7:16 pm

Great this lovely theatre has been restored from the sad modern coverup of the past.

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paulnelson commented about Tryone Theatre, St. Petersburg, FL on Jun 25, 2014 at 6:53 pm

Interesting photo. Is the figure on the right a statue?

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paulnelson commented about Uptown Theater on Jun 25, 2014 at 6:46 pm

French design elements? Ceiling light designs are fantastic. Whole theate should be restored. Timeless historic value for Chicago and the world.

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paulnelson commented about Uptown Theater on Jun 25, 2014 at 6:43 pm

Ceiling is elaborate detail and wall designs too. Balcony details are handsome too.

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paulnelson commented about Wake Theater on Jun 25, 2014 at 6:20 pm

Great marquee and window grids above. Art Deco touches.

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paulnelson commented about It Seems the Sunburst Still Works on Jun 24, 2014 at 6:56 pm

Wow what a dramatic proscenium and lighting. The best!

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paulnelson commented about Beverly Theatre on Jun 24, 2014 at 6:52 pm

Handsome marquee and box office. Like the rounded corners and lighting and rough stone.

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paulnelson commented about State Theatre on Jun 24, 2014 at 6:48 pm

What a handsome building. Lighting and marquee and stone and hardware holding the marquee up is beautiful. Sort of Frank Lloyd Wright feeling to it.

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paulnelson commented about Roseland Theatre on Jun 20, 2014 at 7:15 pm

How nice this lovely old theatre is still going strong. Marquee is handsome and art deco trim above doors and box office is great. Class act.

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paulnelson commented about 7th Street Theatre on Jun 20, 2014 at 7:11 pm

Handsome spanish inspired restored and open theatre. Atmospheric interior design with stars in the sky I am told. Lovely.

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paulnelson commented about Boyd Theatre demolition begins on Jun 20, 2014 at 6:59 pm

Yes theatres this large and old operate around the country still. Examples-The Paramount and the 5th Avenue and Moore and Neptune. All in Seattle. All are elaborate and old and used for live entertainment successfully.

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paulnelson commented about Bagdad Theater on Jun 20, 2014 at 6:42 pm

Great neon and details on this building is interesting.

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paulnelson commented about UA 150 on Jun 15, 2014 at 9:43 pm

What a great dome this theatre had and the interior had the biggest curved screen in town. This building had style and was unique in the same way that Mannings/Dennys was in Ballard. Sadly they are both gone now.

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paulnelson commented about UA 150 on Jun 15, 2014 at 9:37 pm

I remember the dramatic striped waterfall curtain covering the huge ultra widescreen. It was alternating pale tan and crimson and went up in a vertical manner. What a dramatic theatre. It made even bad movies likable or somewhat likable. Nothing like it anymore.

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paulnelson commented about Fisher Theatre on Jun 14, 2014 at 6:49 pm

Fantastic interior. Assyrian or a combination of near eastern styles. One of the best interior design creations for a theatre.

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paulnelson commented about Empire Theater on Jun 8, 2014 at 9:45 pm

Dramatic and elaborate proscenium but a small screen. Must be before cinemascope.