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Making movie magic out of a 3,000-square-foot basement

When David Williams was a kid sneaking into movie theaters for lack of money, he vowed to his buddies that one day he’d have his own theater. Now a successful businessman, he does — a period Art Deco cinema in his 3,000 square foot Olympia basement, complete with 187-inch screen, electric recliner seats and a 16-foot neon marquee.Oh, and a replica 1930s London street to go with it.

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WATCH: Basement transformed into amazing vintage movie theater

Olympia homeowner David Williams along with former MGM and Paramount studios' set designer Thomas Polidori offer their thoughts during a July 10th tour of the basement area which was turn it into a replica London street from the 1930s, including an Art Deco theater, faux storefronts, cobblestones, manholes, neon signs etc. Scaled down from an actual period commercial movie house a state-of-the-art theater featuring digital access to most any film caps-off the experience.
Steve Bloom sbloom@theolympian.com
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