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Here's another photo that I just had to see in color. I believe the original was posted around Nov. 26 (and I've been working on it ever since...or so it seems). I intentionally made the colors bright, vivid and perhaps a bit outlandish but I wanted to make the theatre look like a fun and happy place. There was a lot of detail and I think (I hope) I got most of it. I'm still trying to figure out Photoshop Elements 9 and I learned a lot doing this but still have much more to figure out. View full size.