That being said, there is nothing more architecturally sad than a dilapidated, empty movie theatre that is crumbling, fading and falling apart. For years I've been taking photos of these ghostly structures in a project I've dubbed "Dead Cinema." See The Lyric below for an example of Dead Cinema. No telling how long it has sat, being ignored, dying, in its small town street. Gut wrenching.
On our recent trip through the low country, SJ and I came across some theatres in Georgia. These photos are more happy than depressing as there are three examples of the magnificent and one of the heartbreaking. That's a nice ratio for this kind of thing, three to one.