Some images of heartbreaking beauty, if you love old cinemas and theatres - and photography - as much as I do… "Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre, who live outside Paris, photograph 20th-century ruins. Although Europe has its own relics, they are drawn to America. Among their favorite subjects are old movie palaces, built from the 1910s to the 1930s, when excitement about going to the movies was immense and theaters — like the films they showed — constructed fantasy and offered escape. Today, what remains of these spaces is poignant evidence of what going to the pictures used to mean…”

Some images of heartbreaking beauty, if you love old cinemas and theatres - and photography - as much as I do…

"Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre, who live outside Paris, photograph 20th-century ruins. Although Europe has its own relics, they are drawn to America.

Among their favorite subjects are old movie palaces, built from the 1910s to the 1930s, when excitement about going to the movies was immense and theaters — like the films they showed — constructed fantasy and offered escape. Today, what remains of these spaces is poignant evidence of what going to the pictures used to mean…”

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