Friday, March 2, 2007

Now that's a _real_ theater...

The Widescreen Museum has up some new material - an article about the remodeling of New York's Rivoli Theater in 1955 when it was reconfigured for showing films in the Todd-AO format. They did extensive remodeling to the interior, including custom made carpets and a concession stand for balcony patrons. They even had a $15,000 custom made curtain for the screen that was themed as the main, long-running attraction at the time, "Oklahoma".

It's no wonder I'm just not interested in going out to the movies anymore.

article at the Widescreen Museum (note - large images make take some time to download)

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