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Photo Gallery: Renovation of the Bay Theatre in Seal Beach
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Photo Gallery: Renovation of the Bay Theatre in Seal Beach

This image depicts the interior of the Bay Theatre in 1946. An Orange County developer is rennovating the city historic landmark with plans to reopen in it this fall.

 (Photo courtesy of the Margaret Herrick Library)

This image depicts the original ticket booth at the Bay Theatre in 1946. The Main Street landmark is still standing and is expected to reopen later this year.

 (Photo courtesy of the Margaret Herrick Library.)

The Bay Theater orginally opened as the Beach Theatre on Seal Beach’s quaint Main Street. 

 (Photo courtesy of the Margaret Herrick Library)

The Bay Theatre, show in this 1946, is expected to finally reopen and feature live music, as well as film revivals.

 (Photo courtesy of the Margaret Herrick Library)

Paul Dunlap opens plans for the Bay Theatre in Seal Beachearlier this month. Dunlap is in the process of renovating the single-screen cinema built in 1947.

 (Scott Smeltzer / Daily Pilot )

Developer Paul Dunlap discusses plans to restore the original seats in Seal Beach’s Bay Theatre in Seal Beach. The city designated the classic theater a historic landmark in 2016.

 (Scott Smeltzer / Daily Pilot )

A view of the projection room at the Bay Theatre in Seal Beach earlier this month. The theater still has projectors that can show film but is also going to add a more-modern digital projector.

 (Scott Smeltzer / Daily Pilot )

Old silent films reels rest on a work bench inside the projection room at the Bay Theatre. Titles include “Metropolis” (1927), “College” (1927) and the Black Pirate (1926). 

 (Scott Smeltzer / Daily Pilot )

Old movie trailers sit on a work bench inside the projection at the Bay Theatre in Seal Beach.

 (Scott Smeltzer / Daily Pilot )

Paul Dunlap, who purchased the Bay Theatre in Seal Beach, looks inside a projector earlier this month.

 (Scott Smeltzer / Daily Pilot )

Developer Paul Dunlap talks about finding the original water fountain under layers of paint inside the shuttered Bay Theatre in Seal Beach.

 (Scott Smeltzer / Daily Pilot )
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