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Fleet Hall Sign
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Fleet Hall's luminous entrance.

"Come in, come in! Sander Cohen awaits you, at the Fleet Hall!"
―Sander Cohen[src]

The Fleet Hall was one of the grandest places in Fort Frolic where the citizens of Rapture could enjoy the fine theatrical and musical arts, for a price. The theater was situated on the upper level of the atrium at Fort Frolic.

HistoryEdit

Its eye-catching neon sign would have been one of the first things a visitor to Fort Frolic saw. In its lower-level lobby it offered the citizens a chance to catch a drink of Ryan Club Beer Ale or a bite of a cool chocolate-creme cake (though for a ridiculously high price) at the refreshment bar before the show started. From the lobby, guests would access the theater by going through a glass doorway at the bottom rear of the auditorium, or by taking an elevator up to the top.

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Tickets please.

Fleet Hall offered similar entertainment to the Footlight Theater, but on a grander scale. Under the management of Sander Cohen, this venue saw many performances including many written by Cohen himself, such as the plays Happy ChappyBedtime Surprise and Patrick and Moira. After the Rapture Civil War, the once-grand theater fell into shabby disrepair, with the only remaining audience being the plastered Splicers that clap and cheer perpetually at the whims of the insane Cohen.

Spoilers

BioShockEdit

Fleet Hall Final Performance

Fleet Hall's final performance.

Main article: BioShock

During the events of BioShock, Jack is led to Fleet Hall by Sander Cohen through the radio. There he sees Kyle Fitzpatrick plastered to a piano strapped with explosives, playing frantically in an attempt to please Cohen and prolong his own life. As Jack approaches an increasingly frustrated Kyle yells "Cohen you sick fuck, let me out of here!" and the piano blows up, killing him. The player may also shoot Fitzpatrick or the piano first, triggering the explosion prematurely and causing Sander Cohen to remark, "Well, that was faster than I had hoped."

New DiscoveriesEdit

New Plasmids and TonicsEdit

  1. Alarm Expert

Audio DiaryEdit

  1. Sander Cohen - Musical Insult - Projection Room Storage, near the guitar

Golden Film ReelsEdit

    • On a desk in the projection booth.

BioShock 2Edit

Main article: BioShock 2

The first underwater walk by Subject Delta after escaping the Adonis Luxury Resort, features a large flickering marquee for the Hall on a building, ones the player gets to the "wide view of Rapture".

The same view is used in the Main Menu, which also shows the sign.

BioShock 2 MultiplayerEdit

Main article: BioShock 2 Multiplayer

Signs for the hall can be seen through the windows of the multiplayer in almost every map, as the multiplayer reuses the skybox from BioShock, which features the hall's sign.

Burial at Sea - Episode 2Edit

Main article: Burial at Sea - Episode 2

The Fleet Hall's marquee makes one last appearance during the final of the episode, seen through the large windows looking over Rapture.

GalleryEdit

Concept Art and ModelsEdit

PostersEdit

In-Game ImagesEdit

Behind the ScenesEdit

  • Fleet Hall seems to be based on the Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The Kickettes are an homage to Radio City Music Hall's famous Rockettes.
  • The Fleet Hall was meant to have its own level in BioShock 2 Multiplayer, but it was cut to make room for the Triton Cinema in the single player mode.[1]
  • It is highly speculated that you can hear the Songbird's screams during Kyle Fitzpatrick's death scene, but if one turns off all audio except Sound Effects and stands in the hall before entering the large area with the stage, the "screams" can be heard looping as part of the ambiance of the level.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Deco Devolution: The Art of BioShock 2, Environments section, pg 119.

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