We're looking up at the bottom of the chandelier and some of the stained glass facing out onto Broadway above the Tower's entrance. The 1927 S. Charles Lee design packs a lot of energy and sumptuous detail onto a very small lot. Yes, that's a stained glass reel of film unspooling in the center of the photo.
The photo is a 2012 view by Escott O. Norton. Visit our web page on the Tower Theatre lobby for many more views of this space by Escott and other photographers.