Auditorium shot from stage area in 1928.
Picture of Promenade in 1928.
Picture of customers purchasing tickets sometime in the 30's.
Picture of customers waiting in lobby sometime in the 30's.
Early newspaper ad.
On February 24, 2001, one of the store fronts attached to the Keith Albee caught fire and caused smoke damage to the theatre. The main auditorium had to be completely filled with scaffolding in order to clean the dome ceiling and walls. The following pictures are of the cleanup process and gives you a chance to see the ornate plaster work up close.
Workers cleaning the left side of the proscenium.
Picture of Angel left side proscenium. Same Picture after painted with gold leaf paint.
Workers cleaning top of proscenium area.
After using a vacuum, workers used brushes and rags for cleaning.
Notice the workers using a brush and vacuum to remove the dirt.
Workers cleaning the Angel right center of proscenium.
Worker from Raintree Construction working hard to clean the small areas.
Same Picture after painted with gold leaf paint.
Check out the worker on the bottom left using a tooth brush.
Close up of the Angel's Face.
Ornate plaster work on top left of proscenium.
Cherubic figure located on the left wall before balcony.
Some of the paint is coming off during the cleaning.
Picture from atop the scaffolding looking down on the stage.
Worker from Raintree cleaning the ornate plaster work.
More ornate plaster work located in the balcony.
Workers had to clean the dome ceiling located 90ft in the air.
Workers cleaning the side of the dome ceiling.
Workers cleaning the ornate plaster on the right side of the wall.
Picture of the back wall of the balcony.
Check out 2 of 7 stuffed birds perched on the side wall.
Picture of fake roof tiles used to simulate that you are sitting outside.
Picture taken from back of balcony toward stage showing scaffolding.
Cherubic figure located on the bottom right of proscenium.
Located at the highest center point of proscenium.
Newly painted top of the proscenium.
Left top corner of proscenium freshly painted.
Looking from left to right at the top of proscenium.