|Title||Aerial view of Aqua Theatre, Seattle, 1950 |
|Caption||Seattle's Aqua Theatre, an open air stadium at the south end of Green Lake, began hosting performances during the summer of 1950. Sell out crowds enjoyed the premier act of that first season, The Aqua Follies, which included water ballet, musical groups and high-diving clowns. Due to its great success, in 1960 the seating area was expanded. However, in 1964 the Aqua Follies ended and over the next few years, the theatre saw less use and more vandalism. By the end of the decade the facility was condemned and the diving towers removed. |
This view looking west, shows the theatre, Green Lake shoreline and the Phinney Ridge neighborhood beyond.
|Notes||Handwritten on image: Aqua Theater.|
Handwritten on sleeve: SEATTLE, THEATERS, Aqua Theater, Airview.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): August 14, 1950.
|Subjects||Aerial photography--Washington (State)--Seattle|
Lakes & ponds--Washington (State)--Seattle
|Places||Green Lake (Seattle, Wash.)|
United States—Washington (State)--Seattle
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.12603.1 |
|Ordering Information||To order a reproduction or to inquire about permissions contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone us at 206-324-1126. Please refer to the Image Number and provide a brief description of the photograph. |
|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Photograph Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI). |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Photograph Collection |
|Physical Description||1 acetate negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from film positive using Epson Expression 10000XL as 4350 pixel TIFF image in 16-bit grayscale, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop CS4, JPEG quality measurement 5. |