|Boy, I love to see movies on a big screen in a packed theater!|
How different the Lego building is from minimalist modern theaters (above), which often look like banks or Walmart stores. Some are amazingly featureless and stealthy. You could be standing next to them and and never know it. In the case of the theater above, the designer thoughtfully wrote "Box Office" on the ticket vender's window just to let us know what it was.
I wish I could figure out why modern movie houses disposed of the marquee. It was sheltering and fun to look at, and it announced the theater's presence to the world. You could see it from the road and no doubt it seduced lots of drivers and walkers-by into seeing the films. Notice too, the film posters are out on the street where people can see them, and not concealed inside or in a side alley, like the ones in my neighborhood.
When I told this to my kid he rolled his eyes up and said that marquees were unnecessary since people get all the info they need online. He said nobody goes to a theater on an impulse anymore. Maybe, I thought, but it couldn't hurt to scoop up the few that do.
|Here's one current marquee style. This example looks like it's outside, but a lot of marquees of this type are inside, over interior ticket windows. You have to go inside to see it.|
Don't expect to see mirrors in the restroom. If you're lucky the management might provide slightly reflective sheets of steel. If not, then the walls will be bare.
No more movie palaces. Just bare bones walls and seats.
|I wish theaters would bring back usherettes. They look good and besides, you can use usherettes to sell the outrageously priced candy to people in their seats. |