Thank you all for the kind words about my post! Here are several more random photos as some of you requested. Unfortunately, I didn't get any better photos of the projectors than those already seen on my post. It was really neat to see the projectors in their place from so long ago, untouched. These machines really are pieces of the past, and it was very cool to push and pull the various buttons and levers on the projectors just how one would have controlled it decades and decades ago. I regret not getting any better photos of the projects or other historical artifacts, I will say, as far as the american entertainment goes. It would be cool to research the projectors and see any more information on them, if anyone has any information. They really should be valued because I know the building may be in its final days. Also, thank you all again for such nice feedback on my post, I really appreciate it. If anyone knows any other history or information please tell!
Here are a couple articles simply found by Google search for reference:
new building approved:http://www.sandieg...0170404-story.html
preservation group sues (published today):http://www.sandieg...0170523-story.html
Sorry there are so many photos
1. There were lots of dead pigeons, and poop....
2. My brother checking out one of the projectors
3. You can see some sort of mirror on the back door of the projector, which was open.
4. Wirebox number 1
5. Wirebox number 2
6. Maybe instructions on the side of the projector?
7. Some sort of audio machinery.
8. The seats were in alright shape. In some spots though where water clearly leaked through the roof, the cushions were completely deteriorated.
9. More theater pictures.
10. Similar to picture 11
11. An up close shot of the side of a projector. They were huge. I really wish I knew more about them.
12. Some sort of electrical box next to one of the projectors, maybe Singplex is the brand.
13. The very front entrance still had the cases where you put the movies and shows that were playing.
14. Fancy entrance.
15. Fancy staircase.
16. I believe these are the organ chambers mentioned. Pretty cool, I didn't go inside though. How crazy would that be if the organ remained.
17. Another theater picture.
18. Backstage, the the ropes,weights and lights used for hanging and lighting props and backdrops were still hanging, I didn't dare check to see if they had a catwalk....
19. Interesting wallpaper
20. The back of the theater had like 9 stories of offices, not sure what they were used for or why they were connected, but they were interesting and were mostly empty like this, so I only included this picture.
21. Weird roof thingy, finally able to take my headlamps off and get fresh air. I doubled up with headlamps.