Stefanie Klavens, photography, “The Art of the Movie Theater: A Disappearing American Tradition”

During Hollywood’s golden age nearly every American city and town had its own movie palace. Designed in a wide range of flamboyant architectural styles, America’s historic theaters have entertained millions, first as vaudeville houses and later as movie theaters. After WWII, many downtown palaces closed. Some architectural treasures have been saved, finding new life as performing arts centers, but most are lost forever.

Nandita Raman, photography, “Cinema Play House” – Old Cinemas in India

Raman photographs the old cinema halls in India built between 1930 and 1960. She is interested in the idiosyncrasies that exist in the cinema spaces.  “These theaters seemed to contain cues to the psyche of the people who built and who occupy them. It is these cues that I’m interested in; manifestations of interaction between the space and the people, over time.”

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