5.07.2011

Civic theater

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Oh The Civic Theater. Why can't I live there.

I'm so glad this theater has been restored so beautifully, there are lots of old theaters at home that just sit there, waiting to be beautified and entertain the masses again. When Ruth and I walked in the lobby, we both thought it was like stepping into a scene in Moulin Rouge. The ceiling of the theater itself has fluffy clouds and stars, with a red curtain, and beautiful seats. There's even an organ for silent film events. And it's haunted. Cherry on top.
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23 comments:

Natalie White said...

I've never been to a old theater! How fun it must be! Love the pictures!!!

Nina said...

That is seriously so beautiful! I am utterly insanely jealous of this! I need to find myself an old theater to visit. ♥

Sarah said...

Perfection! Every town should have one of these! I'm waiting till there's some free time with friends to go to this deco cinema in Sydney, http://www.orpheum.com.au/about/tour
Can't wait!
xox

Hannah said...

Looks amazing I have a slight obsession with old cinemas/theatres one day I will own one and run screenings of old films and new! x

Lucy-Mae said...

How beautiful! We have a similar Civic Theatre here in Auckland, built in 1929, I'm always excited when films or productions I want to see are screening there!

northwest is best said...

What a beautiful building. There are a lot of empty cinemas and theatres here in Manchester too, and it's such a shame they're not in use. I guess the restoration costs are too prohibitive.

jojography said...

This looks absolutely great! I really one could find such a thing around here.

Sara said...

Beautiful place!

Kelly-marie said...

WOWWOWWOW that place is so beautiful! The first picture is amazing. x

Alli said...

What a beautiful old theatre. I love old buildings- so much history and character. I don't know if I could live in it if it is haunted though- I'm a big scaredy cat! Lol :)

DearHelenHartman said...

Ahhh for the days when going to a movie was an event! So gorgeous. It reminds me of The Palace Theatre here in Louisville, Ky.

MB@YarnUiPhoneApp said...

Oh, a haunted cinema. As far as I know, we don't have any of those here in Chicago...where we have the delightful Music Box where a twinkling ceiling...and we're looking forward to the re-opening of the Patio Theater sometime later this year. That also has a twinkling ceiling from what I understand.

chloegirl said...

We have a very very old theater in our little town of Monroe which is like the one in your pics. It even has the red velvet curtain and a scarry balcony that slants. It is still used today for live concerts, stage plays, and ballet performances which my daughter has performed in several times for ballet. It was the first theater I seen my first movie in as a child. Oh and did I mention it is haunted.

Erin said...

Oooh, how glorious. I LOVE theatres, especially old detailed fabulous ones like this. Great photos, Solanah :)
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Velvet Tangerine said...

there's nothing like an old theater with a great big Wurlitzer organ. takes you right back in time!

toridawn said...

Ooh! I want to go to there!! The Fox Theatre in Oakland, CA has been restored in a very decadent style (but not overly so). It doesn't feel as old as the theatre you're in...but it still has loads of details that modern theatres don't. If you're ever in Northern California, check it out!

Alice said...

Woow!I love the pictures...sooo mysterious!


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Dakota said...

Wow, how lovely! I wish that was my local cinema; I'd probably go to the movies every day! How amazing it still has an organ for the silents, too... swoon!

Sara Shoemaker said...

it's like The Majestic!! love that movie. Man I wish we had magical vintage haunted theaters here!! that is stunning.

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Miss Marie said...

I love your picture of the statue half obscured in shadow - beautiful! What camera do you use? You get the most amazing quality of photos.

Colleen said...

I love your hair up like that. The composition in that picture of the statue is so interesting! Why don't they build theaters this beautifully anymore? Maybe more people would go to the movies if they did

sara said...

I love reading your blog; it always makes me so happy to see vintage outfits and beautiful places. Thats why I am super excited to see you came to my home town of Akron, Ohio. I graduated fron Kent State and now work in Akron. I love the Civic it is so beautiful, and I was excited to see you on the steps of the church I will be married in this fall!! Thank you for all of you wonderful posts.

Naima Amarilli said...

So special darling, love all, you're perfect all the time!

(Great blog, now i follow you, can i add your blogs to the links of mine?)

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