Monday, September 1, 2014

THEME DAY-Rust and Ruins-Cinema Balkan

The movie theater "Balkan", built between 1867 and 1870, was first used as a  hotel for a short while and even an opera house, and later hosted projections of the first movies between 1909 and 1911.  In 1912 it became a permanent movie theater.  I remember going there on a fairly regular basis, and I took my kids to see Disney's Fantasia there as well, a film that I had enjoyed as a child.

Though there has been much talk of its restoration, it's  been as shown above for many years now....sad.  The way things are going now, it's likely to eventually be turned into a shoe store or clothing store.....

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 One creature alert, one texting, and one, well, just dog-tired.