California Theatre in Berkeley, California or The Cal, as it is known locally, was built in 1920 as a T&D Theatre offering live shows and films. It was originally designed by Albert W Cornelius but was renovated in the 1930s taking on the California name.
The people working in the ticket booth and concession stand welcomed me to the theatre and were pleased that I was taking an interest in it. There was a session on so they couldn't let me take photos in the main cinema but they encouraged me to have a look at the upstairs lobby.
I like the unusual shape of the openings at the top of the stairs and the detail of the metal work in the ballustrade.
California Theatre, cinematreasures.org
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