Take a peek inside architectural photographer Matt Lambros's new book, After the Final Curtain: The Fall of the American Movie Theater, which pays tribute to the once-lavish movie palaces of yesteryear.
For more than 100 years, movie theaters have been the place where people’s Technicolor dreams come true. But as technology has advanced and the age of streaming has engulfed us, many of the world’s most lavish movie palaces have been demolished, repurposed, or outright abandoned. Yet there’s still something compelling and magical about these long-dormant spaces—even those that have been left to crumble. Matt Lambros certainly sees it.
The Brooklyn-based architectural photographer has long had an interest in capturing the haunting beauty of these once-opulent places, which he has captured in a gorgeous new book from Jonglez Publishing, After the Final Curtain: The Fall of the American Movie Theater, which includes photographs and historical information from two dozen theaters across the country.