Sunday, April 10, 2011

Sad and Beautiful, Abandoned Theaters From Around The USA

These photos leave me speechless really.. So beautiful places, amazing architecture. I would love to visit all those places! Abandoned buildings fascinate and scare me.
How can something so beautiful be abandoned and let to rot?
Was it the tv?
We don't really have places like these in Finland. First of all, i think we've never had this many beautiful theatres even if you count all the beautiful thetres in the history on Finland and second, when a building is not in use anymore it's demolished pretty fast.

Birmingham, Alabama

Baltimore, Maryland

Brooklyn, New York

Boston, Massachusetts

Newark, New Jersey

Boston, Massachusetts

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

New Bedford, Massachusetts

But there is hope! The article where these pics are from, was commented by a person who is involved in a project to restore an old theatre that was built in 1911. Check out their website and learn more about this wonderful project!

Wealthy Theatre Before & After from Wealthy Theatre on Vimeo.


  1. Oh wow, these are SO beautiful, I can't believe they are being left to ruin, it's such a waste. A lot of places like this in London have been renovated and turned into Cinema's. But i'm sure many have been demolished in the past.. so sad. Thanks for sharing. x

  2. These are stunning, it's my dream to own an old cinema and do it up.There are some like this in the UK, to think there used to be cinemas in every town now they are all generic chains!

  3. Amazing places! Which more were restored ...


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