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Showtime At The Chinese

The curtains open at the beginning of “Inkheart” in January of 2009.

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Simon Overton
Simon Overton on September 29, 2011 at 1:53 pm

The story behind the new “Bamboo” curtains started when I was visiting the Chinese one morning with my (now late) friend and theater designer/historian Joseph Musil, along with Ron Mahan and El Capitan’s GM Ed Collins. We noticed how badly damaged the old curtains were. This was caused by the large bank of spotlights in the wing pockets. Upon returning to his (American Museum of Theatrical Design) studio in Santa Ana, Joe retrieved his huge collection of historical “Chinese” photos, plans and notes which he proudly showed me the original b&w pictures of the theater’s original curtains. Hence, everyone visiting the Chinese can now enjoy and what every professional theater should have and always use… CURTAINS… it’s what show business is all about!!!

Robbie25646 on August 18, 2012 at 9:33 am

Simon I so agree with you CURTAINS are a must!!!

Twistr54 on August 26, 2013 at 7:41 am


LoveCinema on July 4, 2018 at 11:27 am

It’s as simple as that:

Music fades out…..Lighting dims……CURTAINS part….. ….and you’re in “Cinema-Heaven”. The right lighting and CURTAINS – they create the atmosphere -this prooves it – it has been done like that over 120 years.

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