festoon curtain

festoon curtain, festoon drape

A front curtain on the stage of a theater; raised by lines which pass through rings attached to the reverse side; when raised, the curtain remains partly visible, hanging in swags and framing the stage.
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There's a working festoon curtain in front of the screen, and an organ that can be powered to rise up and go back down again.
Tip-up seats, festoon curtains, flock wallpaper and even aisle lights - it's got the lot, but on a smaller scale to the real thing.