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Road Trip Day 2

May 24, 2012

View from the balcony of the New Regal Theatre.

I spent most of my second day in Chicago photographing the New Regal Theatre. This John Eberson designed theater opened in 1927 as the Avalon Theatre. It is said to be inspired by a Persian lamp Eberson found at an antiques market. The Regal closed in 2010 .

The ceiling decoration is called the largest flying carpet in the world.

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  1. tielz permalink
    May 24, 2012 11:50 am

    Absolutely beautiful!

  2. May 24, 2012 2:46 pm

    Why can’t Bridgeport, CT. do the same with the PALACE and MAJESTIC Theatres? What an awful waste.

    • May 24, 2012 9:05 pm

      I agree. Especially since those theaters are going to be torn down and replaced with condos in the near future.

  3. May 31, 2012 6:53 pm

    Wow! This place looks magnificent. I was a theater lover before I was a photographer. Great stuff, again, Matt.

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