Gallery Sequence
Gallery Sequence
This animated GIF shows the event sequence (without the actors) as the patrons would see it. The gallery was lit only by the portrait lights. If a patron tried to look behind the curtains, they would see a brick wall (the curtains were not opened until after the effect). The gallery lights went out, the portraits dropped, and the 6 actor strobes came on. Finally, the curtains parted, revealing the now open exit to the patrons.