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Carolina Theatre Charlotte NC

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The original picture was taken in 1938 by Cecil Brodt, founder of The Brodt Music Company of Charlotte NC. In the spring of 2000 the Carolina Theater was undergoing a major restoration. There was a chain link fence separating the construction site from the sidewalk, and in the midst of all of that were large, mural-sized photos from the theater's past. I took pictures of the mural-sized pictures and have just now gotten around to scanning in the image. Click on the above small image to see a picture large enough to see what I'm about to discuss. The vertical line running through the photo reflects the partitioning that was present on the mural that I photographed.

From the Carolina Theater Website I was able to learn

In 1938, the theatre had a major overhaul; the air conditioner was replaced, larger seats installed, new projectors and sound equipment were put in and the murals were replaced. The new murals were put on acoustic tile…