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Uptown Theater - Auditorium

The Uptown Theater seats around 4500, which makes it the second largest movie palace in the U.S. behind New York's Radio City Music Hall. The caretaker told us it was the 4th largest movie palace in the world. I can believe that.

 

This picture does not do the sheer enormity of this room any sort of justice. We were standing in the aisle behind the second tier of balcony seats. We had a shop light set up by a table where we were to band the falcon chicks. Other than that, the only light in the room came from the single bulbs at some of the entrances. I took about 7 of these shots, hand held (I didn't have my tripod) and this one is the clearest one I could get.

 

This room took my breath away and made me very sad that it is slowly falling to ruin.

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Taken on May 24, 2007