one of my favorite old dream settings, that i don't think i've visited in a while, is what i think seems like a big antique movie theater of unusual design, that was actually built (or at least heavily refitted) by something of a mad scientist somewhere in the late victorian to early modern era... it's a multi-story multiplex, with at least half the stories underground, but the hidden guts of the building also conceal massive amounts of mysterious electromechanical machinery of unknown purpose

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it's rather anachronistic, in that it seems to far predate the development of anything like a multiplex cinema, such that it would've still seemed futuristic half a century after when (i get the sense) it was constructed... with the rooms featuring stadium seating and an integrated, retro-future aesthetic, all built into the architecture...
i had wanted to unravel the mystery of the machinery, but it's so large, complex, and aged into advanced disrepair, as to have been inscrutable

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