Articles in Two Theaters
Near Milwaukee’s Upper East Side nestled in the middle of a quiet block is The Downer Theatre. Built in 1915, it’s one of the first neighborhood theaters in the country.
Two abstracts of lighting fixtures from Dallas’ Lakewood Theater, shot and processed on an iPhone.
iPhoneography: Ticket Booth, The Castro
Two Theaters: The Castro gate, San Francisco, California
Berkeley, California. January 30. 2010
The lobby of the Cinemark IMAX Theatre in Dallas is breathtaking. The tall ceilings house a steampunk-like installation piece of the planets.
There used to be two more screens nearby. Weeds and bushes had reclaimed the parking areas. None of the screens were even worth tearing down.
There are nights when these are my two favorite words.
Its clean art deco lines have been stripped of just about anything resembling a movie palace. Long closed, it’s still maintained. I hear they use it for private events.
I never got to see a movie at The Grand. It was closed long before I ever found it. I had lived in Fort Worth for years and had always heard that part of town was pretty sketchy — dangerous for kids without any street sense.
In a packed show, odds were good that you would see the back of someone’s head covering up part of the screen. If you were tall like me, you were “that guy.”