An Old Movie Theater

I enjoy making photographs of old, now abandoned structures. Such as this old movie theater in small town Eden, NC.

(Photos except where noted made with a Fujifilm X-100T with 35mm lens)


Below is a low resolution historic image of how it once looked in the 1930s-40s. (Credit


As you can see, it doesn’t look that much different today.




Placing my camera lens against the clouded-glass ticket booth windows, I saw bright colors that made me wonder how many people over the years has stood in line where I was to enjoy the entertainment. How much did a ticket cost? From my youthful experience from the 1940s I guessed much less than a dollar for an adult, even less for one under twelve. The theater seated just over 400. What movies were shown there? Probably not first run. It’s questions such as this that keep me looking for and finding “history” around me in the Piedmont region of Virginia and North Carolina. Look for it.

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