Restoration

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With the seats gone, it
is a good chance to restore
the stenciling on the
balcony fascia

The Barton console is
safely tucked in
The organ chambers are
sealed to keep dust out
The projection booth sits idle,
awaiting the resumption of
movies in March
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From the stage showing
the start of the
stenciling.

Through a window
in the projection
booth.
From the top of the balcony
From the top of the balcony
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Rechecking measurements
A view along
the balcony railing
Progress continues on the
front of the balcony
The stencil pattern
begins to take shape
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Work also continues from
the balcony.

The restoration work is
being done completely by
members and friends of MCTOS.

There's lots to do

Time to discuss the work being done
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Gil and John work on
refinishing panels at the
rear of the auditorium
The stencils are hung
by the balcony with care
The front of the balcony
is becoming more colorful
The front of the balcony
is becoming more colorful

on the north side, too
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 The pattern on the left is complete,
the one on the right still needs
some details
The stenciling continues to
develop from left to right
Work proceeds in the balcony
Balcony seats get the newer cushions
salvaged from the main floor
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Sample seat shown under
available light
The same seat shot with a flash
to show the true colors

Sandra works on
one of the panels at
the rear of the auditorium
The balcony stencils reach
all the way across
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This picture and the
one to the right show
the scope of the balcony panels
And all of the labor on
this page of pictures was
done by volunteers!
Up on the scaffold, David
vacuums off more than 70 years
of dust from the pagoda roof
A look at the detail, now that
the red panels are done
Tom is removing paint
from the balcony rails
Ron is doing the same thing
on the other side
Steve applies the base
coat in preparation
for wood-graining
No, he's not laying down
on the job



A view from the left
center aisle
From the same aisle
looking towards the south



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