The Edison Theatre was built in 1941 and is located in downtown Fort Myers. The opening night double feature were the movies "Rio", starring Charlie Chan and "The Mystery Ship" with Dwight Frye, Paul Kelly and Lola Lane. Back then the theatre was a very popular place to go since it was also one of the first buildings in Fort Myers to have air conditioning. Today the theatre houses professional offices including one of the biggest law firms in southwest Florida.
Back in 1985 a movie called "Day of the Dead" was filmed in downtown Fort Myers using the Edison Theatre as one of its more recognizable locations. A photographer buddy of mine was cast as a zombie and appears in the movie a couple of different times. He said working on the film was a whole lot of fun, plus they provided lunch and a small daily wage to him and all of his zombie friends.
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adidas5nb (3945) 2013-08-22 23:10
amazing light management , light and colors in this blue hour pic.love the pov and the place and the history.
emka (67299) 2013-08-22 23:50
Hi Gregory, I like this shot, itself like taken from the old movie from Al Capone time. Wonderful night shot. it looks scary a bit, special atmosphere achieved.
cargus (7704) 2013-08-23 0:41
Beautiful architectural night scene, played in the most beautiful colors, clear picture and well done.!
dkmurphys (44082) 2013-08-23 1:29
A perfect management of lights in this image! I like your work and the great colors. Nice detail of the classical ooh work.
Sergiom (48970) 2013-08-23 5:28
Cette photo capte le regard dans la galerie et pour cause. L'endroit est exceptionnel, très photogénique et la technique pour le rendre est superbe.
photoray (7942) 2013-08-23 15:20
Fine night view of the classical Edison Theatre, for the neon signs and warm street lights.
Perhaps air conditioning was just as important as the movie showing back then. I remember well, many SoCal -Saturday afternoons at the local theaters with double features and a dozen cartoons.
- Copyright: Gregory Wagner (fotoguy22) (4566)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-08-18
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon 1D MKII N, Canon 17-40mm F4 L USM, Compact Flash 4 GB
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/2 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-08-22 19:19