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Old January 22nd, 2010, 02:10 AM   #21
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The art deco "Pallas" theatre built in Athens in the early 1930s. It is part of a huge complex occupying a whole city block, that incorporates cultural and commercial uses.




The "Rex" cinema/theatre in Athens. Built in the mid 1930s in Art Deco style by the same architects as the "Pallas", it has 3 halls and was fully air-conditioned from day 1 - something rare at the time!
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Old January 22nd, 2010, 02:39 AM   #22
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The National Theatre in Athens, inaugurated 1901:







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Old January 22nd, 2010, 03:01 AM   #23
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Teatro Solís, MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY



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Old January 22nd, 2010, 07:22 AM   #24
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Here are some more gems:

Chicago

Victory Gardens Biograph Theater:


London

Royal Albert Hall:


Royal Opera House:


Paris

Palais Garnier:



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Old January 22nd, 2010, 08:26 AM   #25
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Philippine folk arts theater










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Old January 22nd, 2010, 09:46 AM   #26
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Melbourne Theatre (Potential historic building )




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Old January 22nd, 2010, 11:11 AM   #27
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Wow, that Melbourne theater is cool !
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Old January 22nd, 2010, 03:54 PM   #28
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Casa da Música is a major concert hall space in Porto, Portugal which houses the cultural institution of the same name with its three orchestras Orquestra Nacional do Porto, Orquestra Barroca and Remix Ensemble. It was designed by the Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas with Office for Metropolitan Architecture and Arup-AFA, and was built as part of Porto's project for European Culture Capital in 2001 but was only finished in the first half of 2005 and immediately became an icon in the city.











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Old January 23rd, 2010, 07:46 PM   #29
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Here are a few abandoned theaters and some great websites:

Julia Solis: http://www.abandonedtheaters.com/
WebUrbanist: http://weburbanist.com/2008/07/02/ab...assic-cinemas/

Palace Theater, Gary, Indiana (closed 1972):
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United Artists Theater, Detroit, Michigan (closed 1970s):

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Loews Kings Theater, Brooklyn, New York:
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Old January 24th, 2010, 10:58 PM   #30
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Staatstheater Stuttgart

The largest theatre of its kind in Europe.
Built 1909-1912, designed by Max Littmann.

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Old January 25th, 2010, 12:36 PM   #31
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I love the old movie houses in Los Angeles. Great pics also from elsewhere in the world.
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Old January 25th, 2010, 05:51 PM   #32
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I adore old theatres, and sneak into them whenever humanly possible. We are lucky to have a few left in Toronto. The first I show is the only remaining fully operable double-stacked theatre surviving in the world. Originally built by Loews in 1913 for plays and vaudeville, this beauty has been painstakingly restored to its former grandeur:











the loges:





the upstairs theatre is truly unique in the world. The Wintergarden Theatre was a romantic Art Deco endeavour to recreate the feeling of an open air outdoor theatre in a forest.
By 1928 Vaudeville was falling out of fashion, so this gem was sealed for half a century.











one treasure unearthed when the theatre was unsealed was the largest collection of original handpainted Art Deco backdrops in the world, in wonderful condition:



The Grande Dame of local theatres is the 103 year old Royal Alexandra theatre. It is the oldest continuously operated legitimate theatre in North America, and the only one on this continent that legally has the right to use the "Royal" designation, as granted in a charter by King Edward VII.













the stage door area, with its hundred years of memories is a fascinating spot to visit:





This is the 1920 Pantages Theatre, built as a combination Vaudeville/Cinema. It
was the largest in Canada, with a seating capacity of 3373.















sadly, I was not allowed to photograph the actual auditorium, due to copyright laws
protecting the current production.

A huge fire swept through Toronto in 1849, leaving most of the town in ruins. The following year St Lawrence Hall was built, and aside from being the Town Hall, it had to double as the town's theatre, as well:









Massey Hall was constructed in 1894, and still remains a favourite venue for mid
sized pop group concerts, and is prized for its superb accoustics:



and finally an example of a modern Toronto theatre, The Princess of Wales, named by permission of Princess Diana herself:





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Old January 25th, 2010, 07:05 PM   #33
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Théâtre des Célestins, Lyon


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Théâtre Antique de Fourvière, Lyon


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Old January 27th, 2010, 10:15 PM   #34
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More:

Bird Cage Theatre, Tombstone, Arizona:

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Blackfriars Playhouse, Staunton, Virginia:


Globe Theatre, London, United Kingdom:


Ford’s Theatre, Washington, DC:


Stanley Theater, Jersey City, New Jersey:


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Old January 28th, 2010, 12:21 AM   #35
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Midway, Rockford, IL:


Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, CA:


The Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA:

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Old January 28th, 2010, 01:44 AM   #36
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Stankey Theater, Jersey City





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Old January 29th, 2010, 02:28 AM   #37
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Minneapolis Theaters

Uptown movie Theater


Old Guthrie Theater (now demolished)



New Guthrie Theater (I know it's not historic, but it is well-known)










State theater




Suburban World theater

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Orpheum theater




Pantages theater




Shubert theater (currently abandoned)


back in the day:


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Fitzgerald theater


riverview movie theater



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Old January 30th, 2010, 05:33 AM   #38
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Here is a great website: http://sites.google.com/site/downtow...gelestheatres/

Roxie Theatre, Los Angeles, CA:


Sanders Theatre, Cambridge, MA:


The Belasco Theater, Los Angeles, CA:
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More:

Ford Center for the Performing Arts Oriental Theatre, Chicago:



Whisky-A-Go-Go, West Hollywood, CA:


Times Theater, Rockford, IL:

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Old February 2nd, 2010, 03:03 PM   #40
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Drottningholm palace theater outside Stockholm, Sweden. Built 1766 by Carl Fredrik Adelcrantz for Queen Lovisa Ulrika, replacing an earlier theatre (destroyed by a fire in 1762). Interior decoration made from stucco, papier mâché, and painting. Stage machinery by Donato Stopani (still intact - including moving waves, trapdoors, cloud cars, lighting machinery and wind and thunder machinery). It´s concidered to be one of the best preserved from this age in the world. The Theater and the palace right next to is a Unesco world heritage.










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