Just as reminder, here is what it looked when we started the project:
And here is what it looks like now:
(click on the photo for full view)
Board members Ryan Knoke and Montana Scheff spent the weekend on ladders laboriously scraping off every inch of paint that covered up the original encaustic tile. Isn't it beautiful? Hard to imagine that someone would want to paint over it, but that's the way it's been for at least the past 20 years!
All along it has been our intention to preserve or restore as much of the original movie theater as possible, and Ryan and Montana helped us take one huge step towards that effort this weekend.