One of the unique charms about the Palace Theatre is that it’s not just a movie theatre. The screen includes a hoist system that lifts it up parallel with the ceiling, and opens up a 30’x30′ stage that the local community theatre group produces plays on.
There are roughly 25 stage lights mounted above the auditorium’s balcony, ready to shine down on the actors. For this shot I felt it was important to get as much depth of field as possible, while also getting the widest possible view in a fairly tight space. So I opened the wide angle as far as it would go and just opened up the shutter for as long as I dared at the smallest aperture. Of necessity the auditorium is a dark place, so I was sure I would ever be able to get something interesting out of this, but it turned out fairly well I think.