The Tampa Theatre was designed as an atmospheric-style movie palace by architect John Eberson, which opened its doors on October 15, 1926. It is considered to be one of the most intact original Eberson Theater. EverGreene collaborated with the DLR Group to conduct a paint analysis to determine the original finishes. During the initial phase, EverGreene restored the lobby, lounges, auditorium, and concession area.
Our team has worked extensively with Eberson’s theaters and was able to easily reinstate his signature decorative style, polychroming, and elaborate stenciling. Using historic archival photographs, EverGreene recreated and painted the elaborate auditorium valance drape.
EverGreene recreated six faux tapestries that had been severely damaged but were original to the design of the Tampa Theatre’s lobby. The scope also included plasterwork, decorative painting, and conserving statues.