2012. január 5., csütörtök

Abandoned Theatres by Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre

Loew's Kings Theater, New York
Paramount Theater, New York
Loew's Palace Theater, Bridgeport
Uptown Theater, Philadelphia
RKO Keith's Richmond Hill Theater, New York
Eagle Theater, New York
RKO Dyker Theater, New York
Loew's 46th Street Theater, New York
Lincoln Theater, Los Angeles
Kenosha Theater, Kenosha
Proctor's Theater, Newark
Proctor's Theater, Newark
Fabian Theater, Paterson
Uptown Theater, Chicago
Proctor's Theater, Newark
Central Park Theater, Chicago
Westlake Theater, Los Angeles
Pantheon Theater, Vincennes
Casino Theater, New York

In the early 20th century, following the development of the entertainment industry, 
hundreds of auditoriums were built everywhere in North America.
Major entertainment firms and movie studios commissioned specialized architects 
to build grandiose and extravagant theaters.

From the 60's, TV, multiplexes and urban crisis made them becoming obsolete.

During the following decades, when they were not modernized or transformed into adult cinemas, 
they closed one after the other and many of them were simply demolished.

Those which remain forgotten, escaping from this fate, were converted to varied purposes.

Now, many are reused as churches, retail, flea markets, bingo halls, discos, 
supermarkets or warehouses. Some others just sit abandoned.

5 megjegyzés:

Rick Forrestal írta...

So sad, and so beautiful.
It's hard to believe some of these theaters are used for warehouses, storing mattresses!
That eery shot of those magnificent movie film projectors. (Wonder if there are any ghosts there.)

We've saved and restored several grand old theaters here in St. Louis . . . most notably the fabulous FOX Theater. It's always so great to see performances there. Thanks for this post, Ilka.

Tavken írta...

A színház! ... és a színészek? ... és az élet? ...

Annemarie írta...

meg a hideg is kirazott ezektol a kepektol......megdobbento

Névtelen írta...

USA: lerobbant színházak hazája :)
Kár értük...

Névtelen írta...

Hmmm, szívesen újrahasznosítanék egyet egy luxusloftként... És esténként én lennék a táncosnő a saját színpadomon :P

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