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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

 

How Many People Does It Take To Change A Light Bulb?

How many people does it take to change a light bulb? When it comes to our three grand chandeliers in the lobby at the Hollywood Pantages…at least four! In order to keep these beauties burning bright a team of four has to hand crank the three chandeliers down to just inches above the floor and the banisters. Check out the photos and video to see the phenomenon for yourself!

A ladder is used to reach the bulbs in the top half of the chandelier.

A ladder is used to reach the bulbs in the top half of the chandelier.

Chandelier hangs over house left grand staircase.

Chandelier hangs over house left grand staircase.

All lower bulbs have to be reached from the ground.

All lower bulbs have to be reached from the ground.

Floor

Center chandelier lowers to a mere 6 inches off the ground.

Inside

Inside the center chandelier from the top.