Decorator and longtime THS member Joe Musil mentioned in this article about the Regina/Fine Arts Theatre, Los Angeles.
The Fine Arts once thrived as a venue for small premieres, drawing A-listers on any given night and plaudits from nearby residents. It closed in 2009 and is on the market for $4 million.By Corina Knoll, Los Angeles Times November 13, 2012, 4:06 a.m.
The renowned designer had a mission: to “transform this Wilshire Boulevard cracker box into a sumptuous palace.”
So Joseph J. Musil ordered up red velour seats, gold sconces, a sunburst ceiling and a lobby carpeted in crimson for the 1993 renovation of the Fine Arts Theater in Beverly Hills. Shimmery black curtains swept back to reveal the giant screen. The place thrived as a venue for small premieres, drawing A-listers on any given night and plaudits from nearby residents.
But it wasn’t enough. Unable to stay afloat, the Fine Arts closed in 2009. An Indian company’s plan to reopen it to screen Bollywood films fell through. The theater became an empty shell.
And so it remains…
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