It’s a straight view from the projection booth to the stage, but hell of a walk. At a fast pace, I think it would take 10 minutes to walk from this spot to the chair. Behind the curtains is a big white screen, so the theatre could be used for either stagework or moving pictures. The two projectors are set up for 3D movies right now–hence the little switch below the window–a Polaroid 3D synchronizer. Cool, huh?
The house of the NorShor is surprisingly large, even divided in half. It seems unthinkable that this stage has been empty for so long.
A scene on the balcony.
The main stage and the retired (and in this instance, scrambled) marquee that will be repaired and reinstalled above Superior Street. A former manager of the building I used to photograph Nopeming with told me that the letters for the Art Deco tower are stored somewhere in the NorShor to this day, but I did not see them (and frankly, I doubt it).
Though the proscenium went through two overhauls (1940s, 1970s), it is almost totally original to the 1916 design.
A theater turned skate park. How did that happen?
The State School stage, taken as it was getting scrapped.
Looking up at the remodeled projection booth from the small stage.
The stage from the balcony, which was in bad condition.