Why is the interior decor of theatres predominantly red?

@mark249 (337)
February 26, 2007 3:01am CST
I have found that the interior of theatres tends to be be predominantly red,notably the seats,carpeting and the stage curtain, and was wondering why this is.
1 response
• United States
27 Feb 07
I don't know, but I'll guess it's because red is the first color to "disappear" from visual sensitivity in the dim or dark lighting of a theatre. Or maybe it was a fancy color long ago, and it just stuck!