What would you build inside its grand exterior?
Minds still aren't made up about what will be inside CCT, so there is still time to imagineer what should be, or what will be, inside. If I were in charge of the Carthay Circle Theatre Project, I would make it into a classy movie theater, and provide a lot of information to the mysterious characters the average guest has never even heard of.
Lobby:-two stories and quite elegant looking, just like the old lobby in the real Carthay Circle theater.
- provides showcases of the story of Walt moving into L.A.: starting from Walt's beginnings in L.A. and his first idea, moving on ino his first comics of characters (like Oswald and the others) in the early 1920s, moving on to his first cartoons in the late 1920s (Alice Comedies anyone?) all the way to Disney's first full-length animated films of the lae 1930s-early 1940s
- Soda and popcorn stand: an accurate depiction of old, traditional movie popcorn stands where you can buy a souvenir tub of Popcorn from CCT and enjoy the shows in the theater.
Carthay Circle Club: What can I say? I like the idea. It can be very hidden and private on the third floor, and could have a delightfully delicious restaurant and its own private balcony in the theatre for members to use to enjoy the show.
Theater: showing classic Disney cartoons all day, including ones made even before Mickey Mouse was created. Every evening will “premiere” a “brand new” Disney full-length animated feature.
Atmosphere/show of sorts: Every evening will be the big movie “premiere” of a classic Disney animated movie, as though reliving the premiere in Hollywood the night Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs came out. Every night would showcase a different movie of Disney’s first few animated features of the 1930s and 40s, such as SWATSD, Pinocchio, Dumbo, etc. The spotlights around the theater would light up in the evening, and big Hollywood movie stars would drive around the Circle in their luxurious 1930s cars and walk into the theater as the paparazzi take pictures of them with their unwieldy cameras. The lights in the lobby would dim when the show’s about to start, and so on.
That’s what I would have done with the Carthay Circle Theater. What would you do? Make it a theater, a restaurant a new ride? Share our thoughts and details.