San Francisco, CA
September 20, 2011
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Wonderful photograph! This is the first time perhaps any of us have seen anything of the original look of the theatre’s interior, even though technically, the ticket lobby is still the exterior. The winged sun disks are terrific and the doors are quite interesting and echo similar doors in other Egyptian Revival buildings of the day. I would venture a guess the ceiling of the ticket lobby still exists today, hidden above the present marquee soffit. This is often the case, and was found to be so in the Metro on Union St., the Golden State, in Monterey, the California in San Jose, and many others. The exterior popcorn machine and neon sign, partially visible on the Right, is also intriguing.