Today, we show the Orpheum Theater's audience section. This magnificent theater, built shortly before the Great Depression, is Phoenix's "...only remaining example of theater palace architecture. 21st century technology blends beautifully with old-world charm and opulence at the Spanish Medieval and Baroque Revival-style theater" (discoverphoenixarizona.com/orpheum-theater).
Opening the doors to the Balcony reveals these artistic light fixtures.
Surveying this area begins with the famous ceiling that imitates a bright sunset with moving clouds by employing colored cove lights. When the lights go down, the ceiling becomes a dark "sky" with twinkling stars. We did not see this transition, but our docent's description enabled us to easily imagine the passage of time over the ceiling.
However, this shallow domed room that is painted blue with blue-green aluminum leaf glazed panels topped with gold medallions has a separate identity.