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The Blue Ceiling and Beyond

There are a few things The Hollywood Pantages is known for. The beautiful Art Deco architecture, the glowing chandeliers, our dazzling marquee, and of course our wonderful shows. There is one other thing about us that is simply unique. Beyond the chandelier and the scrolling ceiling facade is the beautiful sprawling blue ceiling. Check out the photos below as we venture into “Howard’s Hideaway” to see the blue ceiling up close.

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Howard Nugent Master Electrician at the Hollywood Pantages takes us into his “Hideaway” above the scrolling ceiling facade.

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Blue light glows above the theatre as we peer through the ceiling facade to the mezzanine seats below.

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The chandelier is visible hanging over the seats of the mezzanine from above the ceiling facade.

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Blue gels are used to create the blue ceiling effect.

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Howard Nugent explains how the blue gels work to create blue ceiling effect.

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The Nederlander “N” is visible from our location above the scrolling ceiling facade

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Above the stage looking at the proscenium.

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The Grand Chandelier

Many photos have been taken over the years of the beautiful Grand Chandelier that illuminates The 2,703 seats beneath it every performance. There is another view that most people don’t get to see and that is the view from inside the Grand Chandelier. Check out the video and photos below as our own Master Electrician, Howard Nugent takes a walk around the inside of the Grand Chandelier.

 

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A view of the stage from inside the chandelier. (Photo Credit Howard Nugent)

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A view of house right from inside the chandelier. (Photo Credit Howard Nugent)

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A small opening from the ceiling allows access to a narrow ladder that climbs down to the chandelier. (Photo Credit Howard Nugent)

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The great detail seen in all other parts of the theatre continues into the ceiling just above the chandelier. (Photo Credit Howard Nugent)

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A look through the small opening down the ladder into the chandelier.

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Master Electrician Howard Nugent climbs down the small ladder into the chandelier