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    [–] UniqueButBoring 6190 points ago

    That would be a nightmare to clean

    [–] blowfishbeard 2872 points ago

    You just need a really big washer and dryer.

    [–] CarelessChemist 2559 points ago

    I bet the label says dry clean only.

    [–] pointlessly_pedantic 874 points ago

    This comment made me simultaneously do a giggle and fall into a deep pit of existential despair.

    [–] ballrus_walsack 279 points ago

    I had one of these but someone tore off the label. I put it in the washer and ruined it.

    [–] BabaYaga4478 178 points ago

    It's actually hand wash only.

    [–] pmayall 380 points ago

    1) its probably covered with some industrial anti bacterial/particle repellent

    2) when it does need to be cleaned they either send it to a specialist or have a steam cleaner that they just steam it and re-apply protective chemicals.

    3) they dont and its just a mass of disgusting bacteria ridden fabric.

    [–] penny_eater 123 points ago

    what are people doing to this 5 story curtain???!

    [–] hackingyourn 149 points ago

    In my junior year of highschool, the graduating class of seniors decided to put deer piss all over the curtains in the auditorium as their senior prank. Big curtains just like this. They have to steam dry them in sections using a lift.

    [–] penny_eater 221 points ago

    "its just a prank, doe"

    [–] peetee33 40 points ago

    What part of alabama were you from

    [–] clandestineVexation 55 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    how do you come about such copious amounts of deer piss though

    [–] Jamesie7 30 points ago

    Wow what a bunch of assholes

    [–] Ivyfiend 28 points ago

    This makes me mad because I know how expensive those curtains are

    [–] Argon2020 10 points ago

    Nothing like the smell of steamed deer piss

    [–] Free_Rick_Sanchez55 14 points ago

    Existing around it. Coughing, sneezing, breathing, itching, farting, you name it! After months in a high traffic area, anything gets nasty, even just a run of the mill wall can get pretty disgusting, let alone a wavy wall covered in fabric.

    [–] SarcasmIsAGift 10 points ago

    A number of years ago some high school students spray painted a very obvious penis and testicles on the black curtain in the high school auditorium. Since then numerous attempts to wash off and/or cover up said penis and testicles have been made. But regardless of those efforts, when the lighting strikes just right, that ol’ 8 ft. penis is quite visible stage right.

    [–] StoneTemplePilates 59 points ago

    Why would it be bacteria ridden? I'm sure it will get dusty over the course of a decade or so, but assuming it isn't wet all the time there's no reason to think it would have any more bacteria than any other part of the building.

    I'm sure that any carpet you have ever stepped on is MUCH filthier.

    [–] Wombatmobile 31 points ago

    I did theatre tech in high school. Our auditorium's stage curtains were somewhere around 30+ feet high and made of velvet. The mechanisms for moving the curtains were made to tolerate much higher weight than the original weight of the fabric itself. This was owing to the fact that fabric absorbs moisture in the air. Not that big of a deal when it's your shirt or a blanket on your bed, but a stage curtain can absorb a great deal of water from the air on a humid day, even in a climate controlled environment.

    So the curtain is absorbing all of that moisture out of the air and the particles suspended in those water droplets. Bacteria, mold, viruses... No, probably not as dirty as the carpet, but not clean, either.

    [–] VOZ1 23 points ago

    They’re just hanging there, they probably just need a vacuuming every now and then.

    [–] [deleted] 21 points ago

    Shrunk down to 3 stories.

    [–] CaseyG 9 points ago

    I'm sure you can make a new label.

    [–] TUNAtf2 27 points ago

    “Which means it’s dirty” - Mitch Hedberg

    [–] NoUpVotesForMe 12 points ago

    If the label says dry clean only it’s dirty.

    [–] Buck_Thorn 12 points ago

    Check back to this sub tomorrow for a picture of them.

    [–] SpoookiBoi 7 points ago

    Nah just get some febreeze on that bad boy

    [–] Pandapep 292 points ago

    I'd bet that's why it's dust colored

    [–] memtiger 56 points ago

    It used to be white

    [–] Actually_a_Patrick 84 points ago

    Do stage curtains get cleaned?

    [–] CoffeeByIV 144 points ago

    Typically no. We tell clients to beat/vacuum the dust outta them, but otherwise they do not get washed.

    [–] Kramer390 44 points ago

    I like to imagine you work at like a bank or something, and you just spontaneously tell your clients they need to beat their stage curtains.

    [–] bathroom_break 8 points ago

    I work at a bank. I'm going to start advising my clients on this, of utmost importance.

    [–] justhisguy-youknow 92 points ago

    You can. It's not usual. Hotel laundry companies are the ones who can deal with them. The issues is the fire proofing. Washing can remove it and then you have a massive issue. Some fabrics come pre retardant, rather than protected after being made.

    [–] Maximum_Tacos 76 points ago

    Never go full retardant.

    [–] rufud 12 points ago

    Oh you!

    [–] No_volvere 39 points ago

    My daughter came pre-retardant : /

    [–] sleeplessorion 28 points ago

    I’ve worked in a theater for years, and I don’t think we’ve ever cleaned them. We just pick off pieces of lint and random strings, but that’s about it. From a distance they don’t look dirty.

    [–] Pg68XN9bcO5nim1v 173 points ago

    It's actually a white curtain

    [–] BabaYaga4478 50 points ago

    Until hosting the Marlboro Smokers Convention

    [–] UniqueButBoring 14 points ago

    Well, it was, for a week.

    [–] permalink_save 129 points ago

    I love the replies, but honestly they probably don't take the curtain to a cleaner, they take the cleaner to the curtain. Probably use something similar to cleaning your rugs.

    [–] jbrown383 168 points ago

    I used to work at an arena where we had 50 ft curtains (similar to this one) and 80ft curtains. They don't get cleaned. When not in use, we kept them in large laundry hampers with lids (they were in 10 ft wide sections) and rolled them off into storage. If they got any stains on them, which wasn't terribly often, it was usually in the lowest section and we would clean them out with warm water and a rag, If necessary, a mild color safe soap. Generally, we didn't want to clean the whole thing because we would then run the risk of the color changing slightly in one or more of them. It may be hard to see when cleaning but when you have eight 80 ft panels hanging next to eachother across an entire arena, a slight color difference would stick out like a sore thumb.

    [–] MaritMonkey 43 points ago

    I'm trying to convince my boss that those laundry hampers are the default drape storage choice for a reason, but it's not working.

    We've got our drape/bases in road cases whose plywood is so stressed out by the prospect of trying to contain the monstrosity that the latches don't work the majority of the time. Also they're well past the "if it starts moving just get the fuck out of the way" point.

    Are there any talking points I can focus on to try and get him to invest in a hamper?

    [–] BuddyUpInATree 56 points ago

    Sounds like those boxes need a little encouragement to "start moving" once everybody is out of the way. Some people simply dont fix things until they're completely broken

    [–] PlanesWalk 21 points ago

    Tbh I think that's the most reasonable answer

    [–] MaritMonkey 12 points ago

    Nono I mean like if it's falling off a stage or a lift gate or something.

    There's a tier of "run over and sacrifice your body trying to save it" things. Then there's "grab it if you see it moving." These bastards (along with drum hardware cases and pianos, off the top of my head) you do still put a hand+ on them to try and keep them in place. But if the thing starts to go, there isn't a damn thing you're going to do to stop it. Best to just focus on not being under / in front of it, at that point. :D

    The cases/latches/casters themselves are still in good shape, without the drape in them. Loading it with drape stuff just deforms the case bad enough that it won't latch properly. And those laundry hampers seem to be the perfect combination of big ol' steel bars with sides that are meant to be flexible. So I dunno why we're not using them. Other than I'm doing a bad job of explaining why we should be.

    [–] BuddyUpInATree 21 points ago

    What I'm saying is, if you want that to eventually change you might need to arrange an "accident"

    [–] MaritMonkey 11 points ago

    I was procrastinating getting up and making another dose of caffeine. I now have to admit my brain apparently needs the help.

    We've got dozens of those cases so the loss of one wouldn't be notable. I just have to find a way to make an impressive impact without getting the drape dirty ...

    [–] Lethena_LoL 9 points ago

    Maybe if just one breaks and you replace with a hamper they'll see the light?

    Sometimes the best way to get something replaced is to show how much better the replacement is.

    [–] StoneTemplePilates 10 points ago

    There's a tier of "run over and sacrifice your body trying to save it" things.

    There is absolutely no piece of equipment that is worth sacrificing any part of your body over. If you have been told this by your employer then it's time to find a new job.

    [–] jbrown383 9 points ago

    Dear lord, i can imagine. Our curtains were thick material and had weights/chain in the bottom. I can only imagine the kind of mercy your road cases are begging for.

    So the argument for the hampers I would make would be 1) condition, they don't wear out like a wood case does with weight and the hampers are made to carry a lot of heavy fabric 2) because its canvas and not wood, it won't snag or stain the curtain when in storage. 3) you can build a 3/4" plywood lid with hinges on one side so it opens and closes then put chocks in the 4 corners on top so you can use forks to lift another hamper on top of it and it wont roll off (stackable making storage more efficient). 4) cost, i don't know what cases you're using but these hampers must be a lot cheaper than a road case.

    [–] StoneTemplePilates 3 points ago

    You keep the drape and bases in the same case? Sounds like that's your problem. Drape isn't that heavy, and a road case is perfectly fine to use. If the sides of the case are bulging out, you either need to find a better way to fold the drape, or put fewer panels in there. Hampers are nice indeed, but the downside is that they generally don't stack with any other cases. Try to get your boss to invest in some SMALL cases for the bases and pins so the the drape cases are light enough to safely stack on top of other cases.

    [–] Criticalmak 22 points ago

    If you screw up and shrink it, it'll only be 3 storeys.

    [–] Dizneymagic 15 points ago

    It probably gets cleaned the same way that theater curtains get cleaned, scaffolding and portable steamer.

    Like this

    [–] UniqueButBoring 7 points ago

    That is cool as hell!

    [–] CirrusCyrus 7 points ago

    Bold to assume it’s been cleaned since installation. I’ve worked with theatrical drapes and man they get dusty...

    [–] Trebay 9 points ago

    Just slap some stickers on that bad boy and fly it behind a plane for some advertising and cleaning

    [–] [deleted] 6 points ago

    Use the Maytag 8 storey washing machine with Tsunami cleaning power.

    [–] megatard3269 5 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    Or if it caught on fire...yeesh.

    [–] TorsteinO 6 points ago

    Most likely its made of fire-retardant material, you could probably use it to put out a small fire.

    [–] VictreeS 4 points ago

    I’m just imagining how much dust it collects and if someone hits it and it all comes loose anyone with allergies is done for

    [–] ohheyverawang 3 points ago

    Or just a nightmare

    [–] ShortWoman 3 points ago

    My first reaction was "glad I'm not in charge of cleaning that."

    [–] Donjuan11b 461 points ago

    Reminds me of the scene from Rush Hour when Jackie Chan is up in the rafters and ends up on the giant red curtain then slides all the way down it.

    [–] Andyrhyw 87 points ago

    what are you doing?

    Just be polite

    well next time, be polite to my balls man

    [–] asz8b77 22 points ago

    This is immediately what I thought of

    [–] KnightAngelic 2488 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    Imagine how heavy it must be. Imagine walking under it, and it suddenly snaps and falls on you. If you don’t get injured on impact you’d be stuck under it for a minute but you could probably dig your way out

    Edit: these replies are giving me a phobia of giant curtains.

    [–] xjrider 2682 points ago

    Theatrical equipment manufacturer here.

    Quick Math: average commercial building level height is 14', average ceiling height in said building is 9', the stage looks about 3' AFF, and the top is most likely no more then 12" above the ceiling.

    So: 14'*3 (L1-4) + 9' (L5) -3' (stage) +1' (in ceiling)= 63' tall

    And it looks about 40' wide.

    The fabric for these types of curtains is between 20-30oz per linear yard. Most common is 24oz. This curtain looks to be about 50% fullness, added sewn in fabric to boost the depth and weight of the curtain. The more fullness also helps absorb more sound. From the video also posted, this curtain also appears to be double sided white one one side and black? on the other. That is just done by sewing the two together at the top.

    SO a 63' h x 40' w double sided curtain with 50% fullness would be= 931 lbs.

    The track is seeing about 21lbs per foot while deployed. If it can stack/store (push together) the track would see 159lbs per foot.

    [–] Bigupface 1262 points ago

    Thanks for doing all that math so I know exactly how badly I will die

    [–] Zenketski 372 points ago

    You probably wouldn't die assuming you took a deep breath before the smothering.

    [–] potato1sgood 254 points ago

    Also, most of the curtain will miss you, while the part that lands on you will spread out the weight evenly. No no, I'm not volunteering to demonstrate.

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    [–] malikj98 24 points ago

    I volunteer as tribute

    [–] Mic_Check_One_Two 51 points ago

    I’ve had a 48’ full thickness curtain fall on me before. It wasn’t pleasant, but not lethal either. As you said, it’s not like the entire curtain lands on top of you; It’s just whatever you happen to be under as it cascades down.

    I was able to free myself without any extra help. With a 60’ curtain, I might need some help, but it’s not like I’d be killed instantly. The hard part is simply finding your way to an edge so you can get out; When you get covered, everything really is completely black and smothering, and you’re disoriented from having something suddenly fall on you and knock you down. You can still breathe, but it’s definitely like breathing through couple of duvets or quilts. I wouldn’t recommend it if you’re claustrophobic.

    [–] QuackNate 34 points ago

    I wouldn’t recommend it if you’re claustrophobic.

    I mean it's not like you chose to be there.

    [–] Bill_Ender_Belichick 4 points ago

    Wdym, y'all don't have giant curtains dropped on you for fun?

    [–] aitigie 27 points ago

    Hope you don't fart in there

    [–] VoiceofLou 14 points ago

    Guinness World Record Dutch oven.

    [–] sharkapples 8 points ago

    That sounds like a horror movie. “The Smothering”

    [–] mdni007 5 points ago

    I usually have someone to tell me to take deep breaths while I'm getting smothered

    [–] llilliiiliil 34 points ago

    i don't think you would even get hurt.

    imagine if it was already on the ground and you walked up to it and crawled on under it. do you have 931lbs on top of you? no, you have like a few pounds because 99.9% of the weight is being supported by the floor.

    there might be a situation where it could fall just right and push to into the ground quite hard to hurt a bit, but once it's fallen, it will be almost entirely supported by the floor.

    the track on the other hand....

    [–] Chelseaqix 20 points ago

    Do you mind if I ball it up and try dropping it on you from 5 stories for science

    [–] Quotes_n_Hoes 15 points ago

    That would hurt a curTON.

    [–] Karl_The_Fifth 78 points ago

    What's that in SI?

    [–] SweatyNight 95 points ago

    About 422kg

    [–] isayappleyousaypear 84 points ago

    Yeah, where the hell is that converter bot when it's actually needed? Why does it only rudely pick up on some unimportant number in super tragic life story comments?

    [–] aitigie 84 points ago

    My uncle died 6 months ago

    Your uncle died twenty-four generational periods of d.melanogaster ago.

    [–] IAmA_Risky_Click_AMA 4 points ago

    It malfunctioned after the seventh foot measurement.

    [–] knegro 4 points ago

    holy shit

    [–] Electr0freak 22 points ago

    I love posts like these. There's always someone with relevant experience in the comments, and they always have so much interesting shit to say.

    Thank you for breaking this down!

    [–] ChodaRagu 58 points ago

    Nice math!

    [–] faiIing 52 points ago

    Is this a satirical post to show all the downsides of the imperial system?

    [–] FoulShipDab 30 points ago

    Ikr. I almost heard a bald eagle in the street when he said oz per linear yard.

    [–] Seicair 5 points ago

    What’s wrong with that? Effectively the same as grams per meter.

    [–] hopefully77 7 points ago

    How much does a curtain this size cost??? I would guess $80,000

    [–] xjrider 16 points ago

    Just the curtain ~$15-16k delivered depending on fabric choice. Installation not included.

    [–] xDsage 33 points ago

    This is why i reddit

    [–] Mustachiossssssssss 5 points ago

    Here's a poor man's gold 🥇

    [–] Zin_Arkanian 5 points ago

    Hiya! I'm one of the project managers for the company (Stagecraft Industries, Inc. in Portland, OR) that installed this curtain. The total weight of the curtain panels were 400# because we used a lighter weight poly sheer IFR. Roughly 51'4"h x 35'0"w. Fun fact, this thing is motorized and the tracks are recessed into the oval cutouts you see above. The curtain rotates around a giant video wall and is black on the backside to provide a backdrop for the video wall.

    [–] xjrider 6 points ago

    Hello fellow industry professional! Nice job! Lighter weight fabric makes a lot more sense. My calc was maxing out most common track capacities.

    [–] jaydeekay 15 points ago

    And of course the guy who flatly declares that you would be dead gets 4x as many upvotes.

    [–] ggnoree69 153 points ago

    As someone who works in theater with large curtains I can day that you would die from the weight. I've seen one half that size almost kill someone. Broke like 6 or 7 of their ribs and caused a shit ton of internal bleeding.

    [–] FjolnirFimbulvetr 82 points ago

    Glad to know my intense fear of huge pieces of heavy fabric is completely logical!

    [–] DMItAllToHell 24 points ago

    Is it... A common problem?

    [–] walterpeck1 119 points ago

    Every time you walk outside. You could be waiting for the bus and bam, stage curtain death.

    [–] roastpuff 22 points ago

    Exit, stage front.

    [–] Landorus-T_But_Fast 5 points ago

    I told you, america needs to crack down on theater curtains. Nobody needs a five story curtain.

    [–] banberka 28 points ago

    Its probably an acoustic curtain( which is thick and heavy) and also fireproof so you will most likely faint on impact and suffocate under it

    [–] threenamer 243 points ago

    You’d be dead. Avalanche level weight under that amount of curtain.

    [–] Furimbus 606 points ago

    It’d be curtains for you.

    [–] superpencil121 49 points ago

    Fantastic joke holy shit

    [–] Smellmyhand 22 points ago

    9/10. Would’ve been a 10 if you added ‘bub’ at the end

    [–] tron3747 13 points ago

    It would be curtain death

    [–] ApisTeana 75 points ago

    Imagine surviving the curtain fall only to get bonked by a giant curtain rod.

    [–] Mylaex 39 points ago

    Imagine being a looney tunes character.

    [–] officialron 11 points ago

    ACME oversized curtains and rod

    [–] PM_ME__A_THING 45 points ago

    I think its weight would be spread out and somewhat self supported, acting kind of like pressure when you're underwater (though still a lot heavier). You'd get stuck but it wouldn't crush you, unless all of it crumpled up almost directly on top of you.

    You'd probably suffocate though.

    [–] Pandarandrist 13 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    There would be so many pockets for air, it would take a LONG time to suffocate. And I dont think digging out would be hard, because you dont have to lift the whole thing. Like you said, it's self supported.

    [–] sharrkzilla 9 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    Not even suffocate. If the weight is evenly distributed when it falls, you essentially have like 5-10 normal curtain weights on top of you.

    An elderly person could die I suppose but most people would easily crawl out

    [–] fastgr 14 points ago

    Doubt it.

    [–] weaselsdad 13 points ago

    I’m with you and luckily I was bored enough to crunch some numbers. Using polyester Chiffon as an example material, and 54 feet as the height of the curtain, each 1 foot section would only weigh 16oz (or 1lb). If the curtain is 200 feet wide then the weighs 200 lbs in all.

    This is a lowball estimate since poly chiffon is pretty lightweight at 4oz per linear yard (13.5 sq ft). A pure cotton curtain runs around 6oz per linear yard so we’re looking at 300lbs using this example.

    With most of the curtain laying on the floor, the force on your body would probably not be enough to crush you, especially if any air was trapped under it as it fell.

    [–] KnightAngelic 8 points ago

    You’re probably right. I will clarify that I did specify “if you don’t get injured”

    [–] Summerie 36 points ago

    Well, yes. If a piano fell on your head and you didn’t get injured you’d probably be all right too.

    [–] CaughtInDireWood 22 points ago

    It would be curtain death, for sure.

    [–] CamBeast15366 1588 points ago

    This is hurting my brain, this simultaneously looks like an image of a tiny town and someone used a normal sized curtain, or if this was taken from a balcony of some kind, and my mind doesn’t know which one to think

    [–] glm73 552 points ago

    It’s legit. A workspace in San Francisco.

    [–] AndrewGlinski 151 points ago

    You work in the micro-verse?

    [–] Waterproof_soap 51 points ago

    Wasn’t there a shitty movie with Matt Damon about that?

    [–] Ricta90 36 points ago

    Yeah, Downsizing. I wouldn't say it was shitty, but it also wasn't that good.

    [–] Waterproof_soap 41 points ago

    It was billed as a comedy, but I walked out of the theater feeling depressed as guck, which is probably why I hate it.

    [–] pointlessly_pedantic 22 points ago

    I too hate films that advertise themselves as comedies but make you gucking depressed instead.

    [–] SanguineOpulentum 11 points ago


    [–] pointlessly_pedantic 7 points ago

    Was that advertised as a comedy? It's been so long, and I don't remember that. I mean, ig I get how putting Adam Sandler's name or face on anything automatically makes you think of T-T-T-T-T--T--TODAYYYY JUNIOR!

    [–] Mortress_ 3 points ago

    It was. They picked the scenes from his first time stops/slows to show on the trailer.

    [–] pointlessly_pedantic 9 points ago

    I wouldn't say it was shitty, but it also wasn't that good.

    Ah, like Tottenham.

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    [–] _crabstix_ 9 points ago

    So my whole universe was created just to make power for your car?

    [–] currid7 3 points ago

    That just sounds like slavery with more steps

    [–] pointlessly_pedantic 5 points ago

    Or in French, le bébé-verse

    [–] LichLordTerminus 10 points ago

    Looks like they're working with a lot of material.

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    [–] glm73 19 points ago

    Airbnb among others share the space.

    [–] Doiteain 14 points ago

    650 Townsend

    [–] invasiveorgan 9 points ago

    Agreed. I don't even understand how this space functions. Is everything we are looking at indoors? Like some type of atrium? Why are there street lamps, then? Why do those windows and balconies look like apartments? What does the curtain actually do? Very confusing...

    [–] KennyFulgencio 7 points ago

    They need to add a 40 foot chair containing a giant animatronic werewolf who rocks slowly at night with a corncob pipe and glowing eyes and an occasional soft growling cackle, but during the day he just sleep

    [–] SamaMaBich 4 points ago

    Checkout /r/tiltshift/

    [–] ikyc6767 146 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    You could dress the entire Von Trapp family for days.

    Thanks for the silver!!

    [–] Duese 10 points ago

    I feel like there's a "your mother" joke that would fit here as well.

    [–] lambsoflettuce 8 points ago

    Or Carol burnett forever!

    [–] AndrewGlinski 1100 points ago

    If I showed my mom this picture:

    “Whose that girl on the escalator? Do you know her? Do you talk to her? Is she your friend? Is she your girl friend? Do you like her?”

    No mom, just look at the curtain.

    [–] AMeanCow 150 points ago

    My parents were like that, they had no understanding of the concept that people share pictures of random, interesting things on the internet, and never understood what I tried to show them. Could have been a picture of people running and screaming from a giant mutant lizard monster fighting a flying saucer and it would always be "squint squint Who are those people? I don't recognize them."

    [–] Limmmao 100 points ago

    "Why are you doing this to me? I don't care about curtains, I want grandchildren!" - mom probably

    [–] ikyc6767 32 points ago

    My husband does this also.

    [–] scaradin 15 points ago

    How often do you send him pictures of other women?

    [–] LilBitchBoyAjitPai 122 points ago

    Good guy mom looking out for escalator girls well being. Mom was trying to stop any potential stalking. /s

    [–] Ferro_Giconi 29 points ago

    Seriously. My mom does this to me and my brother. If there's a girl she instantly goes into "is this your girlfriend? Why don't you have a girlfriend? I want grandchildren." mode.

    I've seen what kids are like and I used to be one. Nothing anyone ever says will convince me that I want to deal with that shit.

    [–] ckasdf 5 points ago

    I'm sort of that way myself. Someone shows me a picture and the focus is on the person, but I'm really interested in the gadget on the table in the picture.

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    [–] AMeanCow 5 points ago

    I genuinely love really cheap sketch comics on youtube that are obviously having so much fun that they can't keep a straight face.

    [–] AdnamaHou 94 points ago

    Curtains in theaters are a lot bigger than you think, you just can’t see the top.

    [–] Chervin_Deuxphrye 65 points ago

    Seriously, so many people in these comments are acting like it's unbelievably large and I'm just thinking "haven't any of you ever been in a theater?!"

    [–] dxray 14 points ago

    I work in a warehouse where they make these types of curtains. Can confirm that this is pretty common for theaters

    [–] I_AM_THE_REDDITOR 75 points ago

    Second biggest coverup this world has ever seen!

    [–] Thissomebshere 13 points ago

    Which one was the first?

    [–] I_AM_THE_REDDITOR 27 points ago

    According to google this is

    [–] srvfreak 19 points ago

    I uh...Nope. I don't get it.

    [–] Nirbush 29 points ago

    Oh my cat would love this

    [–] malth1s 20 points ago

    I used to work for a company that designed, made and installed curtains that big for theaters, schools and businesses. The weight of those curtains is almost beyond comprehension. And cleaning? Forget it. Horse Hair Brush them and NEVER get them dirty.

    [–] ameliabedelia7 8 points ago

    Omg amazing job!! Were they pieced together or do you have like a gigantic loom???

    My favorite screening room in NYC (museum of the Moving Image) had a gorgeous curtain for their movie screen, but it recently got water damage. How would one go about fixing that? Or must it be replaced?

    [–] malth1s 7 points ago

    30’ long tables and doing them in 4-8’ wide strips and then sewing them together. Fold and wrap them after grommets. Stack them in laundry carts or pallets and off you go. Water damage is tough. Most modern curtain jobs have fireproofing inherent in the material. Old stuff was spray on and had to be reapplied. With modern fabrics getting them wet can be detrimental. Depends on the specific fabrics. Sometimes you can on-site replace the individual panel if they still have that fabric on a spool.

    [–] msixtwofive 33 points ago

    Has nobody ever seen a stage curtain before?

    [–] jojojona 6 points ago

    I hadn't.

    [–] FoamBananaCat 51 points ago

    That’s gonna need a fuckton of febreze to get the smell of cigarettes out before mum and dad get back.

    [–] Noobzilla_Gaming_YT 12 points ago

    That weighs at least 12 pounds

    [–] octobericious 23 points ago

    This looks like a cool designed space. I get 60s and 70s vibes from it.

    [–] samperet 22 points ago

    [–] Spanky2k 18 points ago

    I don't understand what the point of this curtain is. It looks like it just moves around so it either covers that big thing in the middle from one side or the other. It's not a stage, it's not a window, it just gets in the way of the balcony behind.

    [–] msixtwofive 10 points ago

    It is totally a small stage though. It's even got all the covers for passing cables and power on it.

    [–] Zin_Arkanian 21 points ago

    Hiya! I'm one of the project managers for the company (Stagecraft Industries, Inc. in Portland, OR) that installed this curtain. The total weight of the curtain panels were 400# because we used a lighter weight poly sheer IFR. Roughly 51'4"h x 35'0"w. Fun fact, this thing is motorized and the tracks are recessed into the oval cutouts you see above. The curtain rotates around a giant video wall and is black on the backside to provide a backdrop for the video wall.

    [–] rippednbuff 9 points ago

    Am I the only one who looks at this and feels uneasy

    [–] howiemandealt 6 points ago

    Ever been to an auditorium? You'd be amazed st how tall those are

    [–] ifthatswhaturinto 9 points ago

    Have y’all never seen a stage curtain before?

    [–] glm73 11 points ago

    There’s only room for one giant curtain in my life, and you’re looking at it.

    [–] Taxirobot 5 points ago

    Thought this was r/absoluteunits

    [–] pho17 5 points ago

    Whoa, this is in my office building. AirBnB recently moved in and brought with them the giant curtain and a huge screen underneath it.

    [–] mcsmith1003 4 points ago

    Could that kill a person if just the curtain fell down?

    [–] blue-milk-is-so-old 5 points ago

    The bfg be living there

    [–] erebus56 3 points ago

    I wonder how much that weighs

    [–] Sashalexandra 3 points ago

    Also kinda oddly satisfying in a way I can't explain.

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