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Loew's Kings Theater, New York










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

From the 60's, TV, multiplexes and urban crisis made them obsolete.
During the following decades, these theaters were either modernized, transformed into adult cinemas
or they closed, one after the other; many of them were simply demolished.

Those which remain, escaping this fate, have been converted to serve varied purposes.

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

This work, started in 2005, is currently in progress.

Paramount Theater, New York

Paramount Theater, New York

Loew's Palace Theater, Bridgeport

Loew's Palace Theater, Bridgeport

Uptown Theater, Philadelphia

Uptown Theater, Philadelphia

RKO Keith's Richmond Hill Theater, New York

RKO Keith's Richmond Hill Theater, New York

Eagle Theater, New York

Eagle Theater, New York

RKO Dyker Theater, New York

RKO Dyker Theater, New York

Loew's 46th Street Theater, New York

Loew's 46th Street Theater, New York

Lincoln Theater, Los Angeles

Lincoln Theater, Los Angeles

Kenosha Theater, Kenosha

Kenosha Theater, Kenosha

Proctor's Theater, Newark

Proctor's Theater, Newark

Proctor's Theater, Newark

Proctor's Theater, Newark

Fabian Theater, Paterson

Fabian Theater, Paterson

Uptown Theater, Chicago

Uptown Theater, Chicago

Proctor's Theater, Newark

Proctor's Theater, Newark

Central Park Theater, Chicago

Central Park Theater, Chicago

Westlake Theater, Los Angeles

Westlake Theater, Los Angeles

Pantheon Theater, Vincennes

Pantheon Theater, Vincennes

Casino Theater, New York

Casino Theater, New York