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Monterey Bay Branch 2012 Holiday Social
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (PST)
Join the Monterey Bay Branch for the 2012 Holiday Social at the historic Golden State Theater.
- Socialize with friends and associates in a relaxed, festive setting
- Toast all that’s happened in 2012
- Discuss exciting ideas for 2013
- Congratulate the Monterey Bay Green Building Champion for 2012
Every year the Co-Chairs award a member of the Branch leadership team who has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to the Monterey Bay green building community. This year’s winner will be announced at the Holiday Social.Recommend building enhancements!
Green building enthusiast and the new operator of the Golden State Theater, Scott Grover, is excited about continuing improvements to the building, which includes the theater, as well as residential apartments. Scott has generously provided the venue for the Holiday Social in exchange for creative ideas for:
- Improving energy and water efficiencies
- Renewable energy generation
- Waste diversion
- Indoor environmental quality
- Alternative transportation
- Minor renovations to the apartments
- General sustainability
Please come prepared to explore the facility with new and old friends from our green-building community and share your ideas with Scott. Tickets are $10 if purchased online before 12 noon on Monday, 12/3, or $15 if purchased at the door on the night of the event. More info about the Golden State Theatre’s history from www.goldenstatetheatre.com:
- Opened on August 6, 1926.
- 15,000 square-foot building originally designed by San Francisco’s Reid Brothers architectural firm and themed as a Moorish castle.
- “Seating 1600 people, it was the largest theatre between San Francisco and Los Angeles, and could hold 25% of Monterey’s population.”
- “It featured modern miracles that were cutting-edge for 1926: hidden lighting that imitated a colorful sunset; an electric seat annunciator system that helped the uniformed ushers seat patrons quickly and efficiently; an emergency generator; an electric central vacuum …”
- In 1976 the balcony was split into two smaller theatres when United Artists managed the theater; these were later removed. Since then, “ … the auditorium’s ground floor has been re-floored and reseated; stenciled paintings have been restored; new projectors are in place; a new, larger movie screen has been installed and flown so the stage can be used for live performances; and the list goes on and on.”
- In 1992 “ … a group of volunteers began installation of a replacement for the pipe organ removed in the 1950s. They discovered that not only were the pipe chambers ready to accept another generation of equipment, but that the original hydraulic organ console lift was still beneath the orchestra pit floor, and after major repairs it became functional.”
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