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28-Jul-2014, 05:45
Well, I did a search and couldn't find an existing thread - so I wondered if anyone else had been making photos of cinemas and theatres? I dragged my Wista into work last Friday to make this snap of the (nearly) 90 year old Capitol Theatre interior, since it's coloured ceiling lights have been newly restored:


Snapped with Nikon 65mm f/4 lens on Kodak Portra 160 with an 80A filter.


Richard Wasserman
28-Jul-2014, 09:23
This is a topic I've been working on. I intend to photograph all the remaining theaters in Chicago which was a very important city in the history of film. There are about 175 existing buildings that at one time or another showed movies. Many theaters are still in business, but generally struggling and slowly going out of business.

Not all of them were big fancy venues.

New 400 Theateró


28-Jul-2014, 15:23
I had a chance to shoot in a historic Portalnd theater a few years ago.

Toyo 45A, 90mm Grandagon, T-Max 400.




Richard Wasserman
28-Jul-2014, 15:36
Oh goody, projection roomsó


Richard Wasserman
28-Jul-2014, 15:38
And Basementsó


Sean Galbraith
28-Jul-2014, 19:13
Gorgeous abandoned Vaudeville theatre.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3854/14582214167_6850945c95_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/odzEeD)img-2014-04-19-NYtrip-022.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/odzEeD) by SeanGalbraith.com (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

Sean Galbraith
28-Jul-2014, 19:16
One more from this place

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3904/14586227828_9a80e27268_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/odWemG)img-2014-04-19-NYtrip-021.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/odWemG) by SeanGalbraith.com (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

Bill McMannis
28-Jul-2014, 19:20
Sean, Nice palace images.

Bill McMannis
28-Jul-2014, 19:28
Here are a few images of a nice theater in Wilkes Barre PA. For years I used the storefront image as my business card. Photographed with my TK45S on Velvia 50.


Richard Johnson
28-Jul-2014, 19:34
This guy has done a few: http://www.sugimotohiroshi.com/theater.html

alex w
29-Jul-2014, 10:52
Some very inspiring images! Thanks to all those that have shared!

Darin Boville
29-Jul-2014, 11:02
This guy has done a few: http://www.sugimotohiroshi.com/theater.html

Indeed. The theater body of work was what first made him an art world household name and is probably still his most widely known work (well, maybe his seascapes are better known due to the U2 cover). You can see a lot more here: https://www.google.com/search?q=Hiroshi+Sugimoto+theaters&client=safari&rls=en&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=PeHXU43kFq2UjALL-YDIDA&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ&biw=1529&bih=1189


Sean Galbraith
29-Jul-2014, 19:39
Sean, Nice palace images.

Thanks, Bill!

3-Sep-2014, 05:14

Here's a snap of the bio box from Melbourne's Capitol Theatre, featuring two aging Cinemeccanica Victoria 8's. Snapped with Linhof Standard Press and 127mm lens on Kodak TXP320


Christopher Barrett
3-Sep-2014, 05:32
Man, I love me some Sugimoto! I saw his show here at the MCA years ago and the huge prints were peripheral-filling immersive. Good stuff.

3-Sep-2014, 13:54
Also ... http://www.davidleventi.com/

3-Sep-2014, 14:28
Also ... http://www.davidleventi.com/

Reminds me of Polidori.

4-Sep-2014, 04:51
Reminds me of Polidori.

On his CV, it says he worked for Polidori for 6 years...