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Making movie magic out of a 3,000-square-foot basement

Olympia homeowner turns 3,000-square-foot basement into a 1930s London street

Faux shop windows, bordello, red London phone booth and an entire art deco cinema

Former Hollywood set decorator pulls every artistic trick to create the illusion

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WATCH: Basement transformed into amazing vintage movie theater

Olympia homeowner David Williams along with former MGM and Paramount studios' set designer Thomas Polidori offer their thoughts during a July 10th tour of the basement area which was turn it into a replica London street from the 1930s, including an Art Deco theater, faux storefronts, cobblestones, manholes, neon signs etc. Scaled down from an actual period commercial movie house a state-of-the-art theater featuring digital access to most any film caps-off the experience.
Steve Bloom sbloom@theolympian.com
WATCH: Basement transformed into amazing vintage movie theater 3:36

WATCH: Basement transformed into amazing vintage movie theater

VIDEO: Lakefair rides bring joy to fairgoers 3:00

VIDEO: Lakefair rides bring joy to fairgoers

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VIDEO: America's Jazz Classic lights up Saint Martin's University

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VIDEO: Procession's Jerry Berebitsky's parade creation prepares to take flight