Encounter at the Theme Building
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Marc: Was it difficult working within the limitations of the existing Theme Building building?
Eddie: At times yes. As much as the building is unique and sets the right expectation, it was old and brings low ceilings, a "C" shaped floor plan, and other issues. The biggest issue was how to get someone out of the negative, noise polluted world of an international airport and prepare them for a wild, "Barbarella-gant" evening of Martinis! We used a soundbyte in the elevator to transition you from the world you are in to the one we have staged. The elevator drops you off in the bar, so the moody Therimin music sets the right tone. Most guests inside are surprised by weird elevator music and smile at each other, then when the doors open to lava lamps and the wild room, they "get it" and forget about the airport till much later.
Marc: That's my impression. The place is so other-worldly that it steals the show from the jets and the airport. Then, at night, it's more like lounging at a spaceport than an airport...
Eddie: Some have said that it is very "Hitchhiker's Guide" but I assure you this place was aimed at David Niven!
Marc: (laughter) I wonder how many
pieces of microfilm are hidden under the tables? I'm pretty sure one of the employees I
talked to was a spy.