Fading Grandeur: The Forgotten Palatial Theaters of America

The era of palatial theaters providing the primary source of entertainment in American cities is over (as movie houses or for stage productions), yet a few of the most spectacular theaters remain abandoned, shuttered and falling apart.
It’s an era I never knew, and perhaps one I would never believe was as fantastic as it was were it not for the fact that I have seen the remains. While theater and film are still a part of our culture, the ability to do so in a majestic palace of a theater is something I wonder if future generations will ever know.

even if it's just for the day
Majestic Theater, East St. Louis, IL

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