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    Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre's extraordinary photographs documenting the dramatic decline of a major American city
    January 2, 2011

    The ruined Spanish-Gothic interior of the United Artists Theater in Detroit. The cinema was built in 1928 by C Howard Crane, and finally closed in 1974

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    • Cristy Meiners

      Dilapidated cinema hall United Artists Theater, Detroit, Michigan. 18-storey building of the cinema in the Neo-Renaissance style was built in 1928. Up until 1971 it was first-rate cinema hall which could accommodate 2,070 spectators. But in 1984, the theater completely ceased to be used

    • Darius Jackson

      The Earth Reclaims Creepy, Abandoned Buildings of Detriot - weather.com | 4) The United Artists Theater in Detroit. (Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre)

    • Paula Wilson

      United Artists Theater, Detroit, Michigan Built in the Neo-Renaissance style in 1928. Ceased being used 1984.

    • Sara Linman

      United Artists Theater Detroit, Michigan [The ruined Spanish-Gothic theater was built in 1928 by C Howard Crane and finally closed in 1974. It is an empty parking now]

    • Pam Wilson

      United Artists Theater, Detroit. This spectacular Spanish Gothic theater, built in 1928, was closed in the 1970s. by Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre

    • Todd Sawvelle

      United Artists Theater, Detroit. From the book The Ruins of Detroit, by photographers Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre.

    • A Shalbert

      Amazing forgotten United Artists Theater-no more tragic than other deteriorated un-recycled buildings abandoned in the city of Detroit-one of the greatest failures of capitalism on display to the world. See the beauty of the ruins of Detroit and other abandoned buildings: http://www.core77.com/blog/photography/strong_images_comprehensively_depict_the_ruins_of_detroit_22372.asp - http://detroitnewsarchivist.tumblr.com & http://www.thecoolist.com/abandoned-places-10-creepy-beautiful-modern-ruins/

    • Jay Knioum

      Abandoned Theaters - United Artists Theater, Detroit

    • Sandy Graham

      The United Artists Theater.... Abandoned theatre.

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