Photos favorited by Ross Melnick

  • <p>The new marquee of the Embassy Theatre</p>
  • <p>The Rio Theatre exterior as the sun goes down.</p>
  • <p>This is a photograph taken of the original 2300 seat auditorium of the Regent during an Interval (Intermission) with advertising slides on the masked CinemaScope screen, brought to the front of the large fly-tower stage. The original curved cornered ‘floating’ 1.33:1 screen was set further back in front of black curtains with any light spill falling out of focus on them so that the picture really stood out. It could be flown for stage performances, while a smaller gold framed screen was lowered in front of the main act drop curtain for showing slides. The proscenium arch loomed high overhead when seen from the lounge seats and could (with the cove lighting elsewhere) go through a myriad of pleasing colour changes.</p>
  • <p>I shot this 1974 photo at the Fox 50 in Lenexa, Ks while on assignment for UPI Newspictures. We ran a story on people attending church in their cars at drive-in theaters.</p>
  • <p>I shot this photo while walking around Westwood when the theatre was still standing.</p>
  • <p>Auditorium ceiling detail.<br>Summer 2008.</p>
  • <p>December 2003</p>
  • <p>Night view in December 2003.</p>
  • <p>Screen 1, February 2006</p>
  • <p>The Regent hit bottom as a sleazy porn house on a rapidly deteriorating Skid Row in the 1980’s.</p>
  • <p>Here’s a photo I took in the early ‘70s.</p>
  • <p>The Hippodrome in 1969</p>
  • <p>Photographed in April 2007, after Gaumont had taken over and renovations were beginning.</p>
  • <p>4 Dec 2010 Photo by Howard B. Haas of Philadelphia</p>
  • <p>7 July 2007 photo by Howard B. Haas of Philadelphia, USA</p>
  • <p>Photo of the Paris Theatre taken in February 2011.</p>
  • <p>Details from the former Lyric Theatre decor, now hidden behind one of the Roxy organ chambers.</p>