Arcade Theatre Boxes

Boxes? Boxes of what?

Well, we're talking proscenium boxes, of course. 

Since no photos have yet emerged, the question is what did
they look like? What filled that huge flat area with a few holes
in it that's now just painted dark brown?

The photos here may give us some idea how the area was treated. 
Some photos have been cropped, some flipped -- so we're always
looking at the house right side for easier comparison.

Note that inasmuch as the front of the balcony was
ornamented with stud lighting, it's likely that the 6 boxes on
 either side had a similar touch.

The Pantages, 937 Market St., San Francisco (1911).
It was the first commission from Pantages for Seattle
 architect B. Marcus Priteca. It's a photo (here flipped)
from the California State Library.
full size view

A view of G. Albert Lansburgh's 1909 San Francisco
Orpheum on O'Farrell St.  It's a photo from the
 San Francisco Public Library (here shown flipped).
 full size view 

Spreckels Theatre, San Diego (1909).
It's a photo from the San Diego Historical
Society on Calisphere (flipped). 
full size view

Biltmore Theatre, Los Angeles (1924).
It's a photo from the California State Library
(flipped & cropped). 
full size view

Warner/Pantages, Los Angeles (1920).
It's an LAPL photo.
 full size view

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The Arcade Theatre - Los Angeles -- a once  vibrant vaudeville theatre waiting to be reborn!

The Arcade in 2011.

photo: Bill Counter

Note the dark brown void where the boxes should be.

Palace Theatre, Los Angeles (1911).
It's a Los Angeles Public Library photo. 
full size view

Seattle Theatre, Seattle (1892).
It's on a blog post about Seattle's Arctic Club (flipped).
full size view

Some lovely proscenium boxes on the studio set for
Dorothy Azner's "Dance, Girl, Dance (RKO, 1940). 
full size view

Lexington Opera House, New York (1898). It's on a blog
post called "Bring Back The Movie Palaces" (flipped).
full size view

Globe Theatre, Los Angeles (1913).
It's an L.A. Conservancy photo (flipped).

Globe, Los Angeles (1913).
It's a Club 740 photo (flipped).
full size view