Forgotten Paramount Theater, Newark, New Jersey Opened on Market Street in 1895 and later remodelled in the Art Deco style, the Newark Theater – as it was originally known – was one of the most popular attractions of downtown Newark. Renamed the Paramount, it featured vaudeville (variety shows) and later film before the curtain fell for the final time on April 1, 1986. Mae West set a box office record at the Paramount Theater in 1939 and a young Jerry Lewis worked there as an u
Hashima Island, Japan | Hashima used to be a coal producing island and at one time had the highest population density in the world. There are a number of documentaries on it. Nature is now reclaiming it amazingly quickly!
Maybe Bulgaria too? The ancient Roman theatre of Philippopolis in the city center of Plovdiv (ancient Philippopolis), Bulgaria. According to a builders’ inscription, discovered on the frieze-architrave of the eastern proskenion, the construction of the theatre dates back to the time of Emperor Trajan (reigned 98–117 AD).
The New Bedord Orpheum is an old theater and entertainment building located in Massachusetts in the U.S. It was opened in 1912 and closed in 1959 – since then, it has stored tobacco and served as a supermarket. Now, the Orph Inc. nonprofit is trying to raise money to revitalize the building.