Interior Back Lots
Inside the building, between the black box theatre and the television studio/film soundstage, is a 24’ wide hall with building facades built into the walls. One side features a brick small town storefront area. These two-story building facades allow the filmmaker to open the upstairs windows, decorate the store display windows, change signs, and see into other shops. This side also includes a working outdoor café that seats 20 people. The other side of the hall includes an Italian building facade (in process), an industrial background, and a 30’ display of three storefronts that were actually used in the 1941 film classic, Citizen Kane. This vintage set from the 1930s gives students a unique backdrop and allows them to shoot their films on the same set utilized by the great filmmaker, Orson Wells. This side of the hall also includes an old neighborhood theatre building facade, designed by renown set designer John DeCuir, as his gift to Asbury. Mr. DeCuir designed sets for Top Gun, Ghostbusters, Cleopatra, Sister Act 2, Turner & Hooch, The Muppet's 3D Movie, and many other films and television productions.