Thursday Doors…good theater

Posted: May 26, 2016 in Thursday doors
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Or should that be “theatre?”  You say potato and I say patahtoe.  But let’s not call the whole thing off.  It just depends which side of the pond you’re on.  However, these Santa Barbara theater doors will unite Thursday Doors aficionados from all parts of the world in the desire to see the inside of the building fronted by these beauties.

© janet m. webb 2015

The devil’s in the details or at least someone is reflected there.

© janet m. webb 2015


  1. Ah, lovely old classical doors. What is the inside like (you know you roused our curiosity)? Is it al dark red and decorated like the stone ornaments with heavy curtains?

  2. Dan Antion says:

    That entrance is magnificent Janet. The doors are beautiful. I like the way the reflections bring some color into the photo.

    • It would have been interesting to see the inside, Dan, but not only were we just walking around, but it was during the day, so it probably wasn’t open. Many older theaters are quite impressive inside.

      • Dan Antion says:

        That’s true. There are a lot of photos every Thursday where I would like to get beyond the door. Sometimes time and hours-of-operation get in the way.

  3. joannesisco says:

    They are beauties. I do love doors with iron grill-work over the glass 🙂

  4. dimlamp says:

    Quite decorative.

  5. Norm 2.0 says:

    Now that is a gorgeous entrance way. The combination of wood and metal on these is done to perfection. Great find 🙂

  6. joey says:

    Gorgeous! I love the reflections! 🙂

  7. Laura says:

    Magnificent doors. I can imagine well-dressed people going through those doors for an evening at the theater back in the days when people wore nice clothes when they went out 🙂

  8. Love these doors. Very inviting

  9. That is some stunning interplay between glass and wood right there! Talk about making a grand entrance.

  10. jan says:

    Lovely doors! I love old theaters – particularly those done in the Art Deco style.

  11. What an entrance, it must look wonderful lit up at night.

  12. jesh stg says:

    Beautiful entrance! I see it’s in Santa Barbara where we have been several times, because they have a great knitting store there (close to the Starbucks on main street) – so where is the theatre?

  13. LindaGHill says:

    All those panes are so lovely! 😀

  14. pommepal says:

    I would guess at opulent for the inside to match the doors.

  15. Doors with a wonderful surround, beautiful wood, ironwork and glass – total success. 🙂

  16. reocochran says:

    The windows are beautiful in these doors but I also like the woodwork with inlays. The marble or stone carvings are gorgeous, Janet. 🙂

  17. Su Leslie says:

    I wanted to ask about the interior, but saw Marga’s comment. I bet it is luxurious inside too. The exterior is lovely.

    • I imagine you’re right, Su. If people take the time to restore the outside, the inside is generally lovely as well. When we lived in Cleveland, the theater district was filled with beautiful old theaters now restored and simply stunning.


  18. Beautiful. Some things improve with age. I wanted to look inside.

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