In April I had the opportunity to visit the incomparable Fox Theater in Detroit to attend “Allee Willis Marches on Detroit!”
This is the men’s room, which is located in the area directly below the lobby of the theater.
Remember pay phones? At the bottom of the stairs when one enters the Men’s room, you’re greeted by phone booths that could as well be housing Sergeants-at-arms protecting the entrance.
The Smoking room comes next complete with fireplace and chairs for lounging to while away intermission after the void. Of course no one smokes anymore, so the business of having a smoke before or post-pee has made this room a fantastic museum piece.
Silently they wait, formally prepared to receive those who stand.