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Yea looks like they have spiced up this gem. Now a full marquee and old style box office might be needed and fancy period doors. Would be nice to see the interior.
Art Deco and dramatic image. Like the column capitals on the building. Willard was a scary film and the marquee is a little dark and cold too. Perfect matchup.
This poor theatre probably looked good once. The marquee and entrance would make a good bank or clinic. Anyone have pics of it when it had theatre style?
Stylish art deco detail on the corner columns. Too bad it is gone.
Interesting news about this theatre. Good it still exists anyway. Time marches on. Few new theatres have elaborate curtains over the screens that are used anymore. Presentation is not considered. Example of a newer theatre that installed a new elegant waterfall curtain is the Majestic Bay Theatre in Seattle. Stadium seating, handmade crystal lighting and elegant presentation. Carpeting under the seats would be the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle. An elaborate 1920’s movie palace restored in the 1980’s. Check them out. Just saying. LOL.
I remember riding down the street across from these glorious old theatres in the 50’s and the Fox marquee outdid them all. Art deco and colorful. Only the Paramount still exists but was renamed. It is similar to Seattle’s Paramount. That theatre still exists too and has been restored. Home to lavish stage productions with a larger stage.
Screen and curtains and dome design similar to the late and great UA 150 in Seattle built in the 60’s and torn down sadly a few years ago. Was a weed filled empty lot for years and now another oversized and cookie cutter highrise in the ever expanding downtown Seattle. Only about 4 original grand theatres left in that city downtown. This was one of the best. The famous Cinerama still is succssful there. Was restored years ago.
This later art deco marquee with show business neon graphics or academy award subject matter may have fit the monumental style of the building best. It lasted many years and was the chief motif of 5th Avenue Seattle. The lovely building still holds court but large trees hide much of it now and a very plain glass marquee replaces the dramatic one in this picture.
Strange pic of this very elaborate theatre. Marquee looks damaged. It was changed a few times over the years. Became art deco in the 50’s. A rotating Acedemy Award on top of a rounded glass marquee with lots of neon was the last one. Theatre still stands but it is now a clothing store. Much of the original theatre still is in place behind the walls of the store.
A ghostly pic of this classic and ornate old theatre. The sculptural work is lovely.
Looks to be theatre moderne in this artists painting. Was it changed from the very detailed and ornate mural style of it’s original times.
What a palace of a theatre. Restore it again. A treasure would be saved.
Great art deco facade and marquee.
Could be so dramatic with that ornate ceiling. A detailed mural certain would help return the glamour. What are designers thinking these days. Nothing! It is Egyptian after all.
Yes the ceiling and carpeting is beautiful. The roof design and wall designs on the exterior of this theatre is handsome too.
Was this an original vintage theatre in Portland that has been changed to a multiplex? Nice deco design.
Nice design. I wonder if the proscenium was made wider from original. Looks a little that way. Would be great for cinemascope 70 or cinerama-dimension 70 style presentation. Nice ceiling graphics.
Looks very art deco and what is the most interesting about lower end neighborhood theatres. A cultural image of American pastimes.
What a beautiful facade and marquee. Brick work is lovely too. Hope it keeps going for years.
Great atmospheric and lovely film and a killer soundtrack. On a very large widescreen like D150 it is beautiful. I saw it that way in Seattle. I think it was the UA 150. Gone but not forgotten.
The Art Deco lighting is wonderful. Interesting picture. Great colors.
Art Deco masterpiece. Curtain is lovely and ceiling too.
Yes the plaster work was incredible and it was a work of art. To destroy this thing of beauty was beyond stupid.
Wall plaster treatments are wonderful. Use of color is great.
The seats are incredible. Hope they never are modernized. Detail in the great place is wonderful.