Inside the Cadillac Palace Theatre

Inside the Cadillac Palace Theatre
Olympus XA
Film Washi D
2020

I was in an experimental mood with this experimental film. My wife and I were in Chicago and bought tickets to see the new production of The Phantom of the Opera. It played at the Cadillac Palace Theatre, built in 1926 in the French Baroque style.

I made this photograph in the auditorium before the show began. The Film Washi D made good use of the available light, delivering rich blacks and sharp contrast.

The fine folks at Analogue Wonderland gave me this roll of film in exchange for this mention. Film Washi films go in and out of stock at Analogue Wonderland; see their entire selection here.

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single frame: Inside the Cadillac Palace Theatre

A peek inside Chicago’s Cadillac Palace Theatre on Film Washi D.

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2 thoughts on “single frame: Inside the Cadillac Palace Theatre

  1. P says:

    Interesting shot, Jim. I like how most of the image is just pure blackness, but with the chandelier casting limited light the way it is. It’s very fitting for a photo taken in a Baroque-style theatre.

    • I thought how it turned out was interesting too. I made a similar photo with my iPhone and of course it shows everything. Which is nice, but this film shot is far more mysterious.

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