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Road Trip 2014 Day 1

Hi Everyone – I’m on another road trip to photograph America’s abandoned theaters. This time I’m traveling up the west coast of the United States. Keep checking back over the next week for more updates!

View from the back of the auditorium.

View from the back of the auditorium.

The UC Theatre originally opened in 1917 in Berkeley, California. It closed in March 2001, and was designated a landmark the following year. Plans are…

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Photo Workshops

September 27th Photo Workshop #1 at the Everett Square Theatre in Boston, MA

September 27 Photo Workshop #1 at the Everett Square Theatre in Boston, MA

I’m excited to announce that on September 27 and 28 I’ll be partnering with photographer/founder of Abandoned America, Matthew Christopher for two photo workshops in Massachusetts.

Dates/Times:

September 27, 2014 from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM at the Everett Square Theatre in Boston, MA

September 28, 2014 from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM at…

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Everett Square Theatre

Boston’s Everett Square Theatre

View of the auditorium from the side of the balcony.

View of the auditorium from the side of the balcony.

The Everett Square Theatre opened in 1915 in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. It was designed by Boston architect Harry M. Ramsay for the Littlefield Trust, the original owner of the theater. The 798 seat theater cost $65,000 ($1.5 million in 2014 when adjusted for inflation) to build, and was part of the M&P Theatre circuit.

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Russell Theatre

View of the auditorium from the balcony.

View of the auditorium from the balcony.

The Russell Theatre opened on December 4, 1930 in Maysville, Kentucky. Plans to build the theater were announced in 1929 by Col. J. Barbour Russell, a local businessman. Russell hired the architectural firm of Frankel and Curtisto design the theater. It was built on the site of a grocery warehouse owned by the Russell family at a cost of around $125,000.…

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Summer Print Sale

View from the box seats Adams Theatre Newark, NJ

View from the box seats Adams Theatre Newark, NJ

Summer is about to begin so it’s time for a print sale at After the Final Curtain!

Earlier this year, I had an exhibition in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and have a nine leftover framed prints. These 12×18 prints were framed by me, and are signed and numbered.

Check out the prints at: http://www.mlambrosphotography.com/framedprintsale or at the links in…

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Next Blog Post

Franklin Park Theatre Dorchester, MA

Franklin Park Theatre Dorchester, MA

Help me pick the next blog post on After the Final Curtain! Cast a vote for the theater you’d like to see next on the site, and whichever has the most votes by Thursday 6/19 will be featured in a blog post on Friday 6/20!

View from the balcony of the Adams Theatre.

View from the balcony of the Adams Theatre.

View from the balcony of the Russell Theatre.

View from the balcony of the Russell Theatre.

Everett Square Theatre Boston, MA

Everett Square Theatre Boston, MA

View from the balcony of the Logan Theatre in Philadelphia, PA

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Theater RePhotographs

Over the years, I’ve come across a number of vintage photographs while researching blog posts for After the Final Curtain.  One resource is the Theatre Historical Society of America‘s American Theatre Architecture Archive. With their permission I was able to combine our photographs to create these “rephotographs” showcasing a glimpse of what I have seen over the years. The composite of these…

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Second Floor, Arcade Building St. Louis, Missouri.
The building is named for this section of the building which was a precursor to modern shopping malls. 

Second Floor, Arcade Building St. Louis, Missouri.

The building is named for this section of the building which was a precursor to modern shopping malls. 


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Here’s a sneak peak at something I’ve been working on for an upcoming blog post. B&W Image of the RKO Keith’s Theatre from the Richard L. Hay Collection, American Theatre Architecture Archive, Theatre Historical Society of AmericaFor more information on the RKO Keith’s check out: http://afterthefinalcurtain.net/2011/04/20/keith-albee-theatre-or-rko-keiths-theater/

Here’s a sneak peak at something I’ve been working on for an upcoming blog post. 

B&W Image of the RKO Keith’s Theatre from the Richard L. Hay Collection, American Theatre Architecture Archive, Theatre Historical Society of America

For more information on the RKO Keith’s check out: http://afterthefinalcurtain.net/2011/04/20/keith-albee-theatre-or-rko-keiths-theater/