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paulnelson commented about Cooper Theater, Oklahoma City, 1963 "It's A" Star on Apr 8, 2014 at 7:02 pm

Yes saw an old film of his today which was one of his first dark drama movies. “Quicksand”. Great fun! Judy and he are probably going to put on a show tonight in a barn. Lets go!

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paulnelson commented about Seattle Cinerama on Apr 5, 2014 at 10:08 pm

I saw Blade Runner here once in an expanded Cinerama size presentation years ago. Special lense? Don’t know but it appeared to be just as expansive and large as the Cinerama process. Great! Also Days of Heaven.

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paulnelson commented about Town Theater on Mar 27, 2014 at 7:26 pm

The original Art Deco exterior was dramatic. The modern remodel a sham and sad cover up of a unique building. Lack of imagination prevailed until the demolition years later.

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paulnelson commented about Boyd Theatre on Mar 25, 2014 at 6:38 pm

Yes Art Deco masterpiece. Too bad it can’t be used for stage productions. Seattle has 4 grand restored former movie places. The Paramount, Moore , 5th Avenue and Neptune. All elaborate and successful. Especially the 5th Avenue. Check them out. Save The Boyd!

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paulnelson commented about Capitol Theatre on Mar 18, 2014 at 7:56 pm

Any interior pics of this old gem? Great marquee and exterior detail.

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paulnelson commented about Strand Restoration Phase 1 on Mar 6, 2014 at 6:49 pm

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.

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paulnelson commented about RKO Dyker Theater on Mar 5, 2014 at 5:40 pm

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.

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paulnelson commented about State Theatre on Feb 27, 2014 at 7:35 pm

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?

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paulnelson commented about Mercury Theatre on Feb 23, 2014 at 6:47 pm

Stylish art deco detail on the corner columns. Too bad it is gone.

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paulnelson commented about Marina Theatre on Feb 23, 2014 at 6:43 pm

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.

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paulnelson commented about Fox Theatre on Feb 22, 2014 at 6:33 pm

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.

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paulnelson commented about Century 22 on Jan 8, 2014 at 5:53 pm

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.

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paulnelson commented about Coliseum Theatre exterior on Dec 17, 2013 at 6:43 pm

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.

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paulnelson commented about Coliseum Theatre, Seattle, WA in 1926 on Dec 17, 2013 at 6:30 pm

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.

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paulnelson commented about Mayfair Theatre on Dec 17, 2013 at 6:05 pm

A ghostly pic of this classic and ornate old theatre. The sculptural work is lovely.

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paulnelson commented about Color sketch with "Show Boat" on stage on Dec 17, 2013 at 6:02 pm

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.

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paulnelson commented about The semi-atmospheric auditorium on Dec 5, 2013 at 6:11 pm

What a palace of a theatre. Restore it again. A treasure would be saved.

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paulnelson commented about Roxy Theatre on Dec 5, 2013 at 6:01 pm

Great art deco facade and marquee.

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paulnelson commented about Ceiling on Dec 5, 2013 at 5:59 pm

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.

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paulnelson commented about 7th Street Theatre on Dec 2, 2013 at 8:37 pm

Yes the ceiling and carpeting is beautiful. The roof design and wall designs on the exterior of this theatre is handsome too.

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paulnelson commented about Academy Theater on Nov 28, 2013 at 7:39 pm

Was this an original vintage theatre in Portland that has been changed to a multiplex? Nice deco design.

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paulnelson commented about Play: "In the Heights" on Nov 28, 2013 at 7:36 pm

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.

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paulnelson commented about Apollo Theatre on Nov 28, 2013 at 11:50 am

Looks very art deco and what is the most interesting about lower end neighborhood theatres. A cultural image of American pastimes.

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paulnelson commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Nov 26, 2013 at 6:04 pm

What a beautiful facade and marquee. Brick work is lovely too. Hope it keeps going for years.

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paulnelson commented about Park Theatre on Nov 26, 2013 at 5:54 pm

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.