Virtual Tours for Historic Preservation
As of 26 April 2018, the roof is in a state of rapid decay.
Located in Pulaski, Tennessee, Antoinette Hall is one of the Oldest standing Opera Houses in the eastern United States. But the 1868 structure needs a massive renovation. I am shooting a Virtual Panorama of this magnificent facility; before and after the desired renovation. The “before’s” intent is to promote the restoration fundraising, by capturing a realistic rendering in 360º photography. I can’t think of a better example of how useful a 360º VR panorama could be. This old vaudeville venue theater takes your breath away when you walk through the door. It has a u-shaped upper balcony, and a massive 35′ domed ceiling, and feels like a movie set from the 19th century. Short of traveling there, nothing other than an immersive 360 degree panoramic photosphere can capture the ambience. To see it in virtual reality without a computer, a $15 Google Cardboard viewer can be a good fundraising tool. Augmented Virtual Imagery can be employed to describe features of the interior, or even visualize the completed design. This is a new high resolution 360º panorama of the opera hall, shot at a 24mm focal length. You can zoom into the domed ceiling for incredible detail (500 million megapixels). This is very large file and may take some time to load and render. It was shot on April 25th, 2018.
The theater is located on the Pulaski town square across from the old Court House. This historical landmark is an hour and a half drive south of Nashville off Interstate 65. The old opera hall is on the second floor of the STARR Theater. This performing arts center venue is in operation, but the second floor hall is closed to the public for now. It is available for private functions and photo shoots by appointment.
Virtual tour of the 1868 opera house:
Aerial Video of Antoinette Hall
This Eric Paslay music video was shot in Antoinette Hall
For more information on the project, or to make a donation to Antoinette Hall
Address: 105 North First Street, Pulaski, TN 38478 | Phone:931-363-7222
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