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10/07/07 - Seattle Paramount Theatre Stonework

Seattle Paramount Theatre Stonework

Ornate carved animals on the exterior of the Paramount Theatre in Seattle. On Saturday I got to take a public tour inside the theatre. Unfortunately, I wasn't allowed to take any photos inside the beautiful auditorium and I was even told I cannot publish any photos I took during the tour on my personal website. Out of respect for the volunteers and the public tours, I'll comply with their request. The whole issue doesn't make much sense to me. It seems like more of the Old Media trying to control the distribution of everything they can get their tentacles on. It's even more disappointing when a non-profit theater has this policy although I suspect its deals with theater and concert companies are a big part of the reason. The passionate community of historic theater enthusiasts have helped save many of these theaters and photography is a way of sharing that passion. Such restrictive policies only sour that relationship.