Austin, Texas, USA
This is the house right opera box. These were removed at one time...most
they went to scope in the 50's or earlier when they converted to full
time movie house.
The boxes do block the view of the screen in places.
This is one of the chaneliers hanging in the balcony on the house right
Someone has to go into the ceiling to wench this bad boy down for cleaning
Shows the arch above the stage and the painting of the patron saint
A close up of that painting.
#1 machine - w/DTS and Dolby digital reader
#2 machine - Dolby digital reader only
The inner lobby - not a good exposure but this is how the place looked
in the 70's. The poster cases have been removed.
This is what it looked like in the 70's with the gold curtains. You
can see the surround speakers on either side of the stage.
We used to have a curved screen with a tilt up towards the booth to
correct for keystone. This frame was removed in the 80's when the theater
put together a show and needed the space over head for the play. I was
told the frame took up 6' of space.
These are the heads they had until about 4 years ago when they put
the JJ's in. The carbon arc lamps were removed during the 80's I think.
The old spot lights used here. There were still in use in the late
A shot of the booth from 1947. Still have the bases. Don't know when
they removed the Brinks and put in the Centurys.
Shot of the house from the balcony
The house was set up for a HD shoot of a Tejano comedy show for HBO
or someone in Nov. '01
Don't remember what 70mm prints these were. Had several of them in
the booth but no film racks for them.
Special thanks to John Stewart for the pics.