It was a cold and dark November morning, and I was laying in a pile of some pretty soggy garbage that had been collecting under a metal grate for decades. I almost wished to be back in my warm bed, but the desire to see what was beyond the boarded up windows of this old theater pushed those thoughts out quickly. Plastic bottles squeaked and garbage bags rustled under my back as I wrestled my way through the narrow opening and into the basement. After helping companions, and struggling with my own heavy bag full of gear, I was glad to finally be inside, and made a beeline for the stairs. We opted for a pre-dawn entry due to the visibility and density of the area, and were rewarded with a beautiful golden light from the East-facing windows.
As you will see, this theater was incredibly beautiful, wonderfully detailed, and quite unique; the reason why everything was completely stripped from the inside is beyond me. Although the building still stands, it has lost so much value without its intricately detailed plaster work and paintings.