Check out these eerily beautiful photographs of abandoned movie theatres

Photographer Julia Solis has captured haunting remnants of cinema’s past.


Julia Solis

Every new era is built on the legacy of the past. As cinema sets off into the digital future, it mustn’t forget the physical reminders of its history or our celluloid dreams will turn to decay. That’s the sentiment behind writer and photographer Julia Solis’ stunning images of derelict cinemas and other abandoned urban spaces, which provide a captivating and haunting reflection of a rapidly fading era.

Movie Palace, Detroit
The Palace, Indiana
East Town
Hospital Auditorium, Connecticut
Stage, Massachusetts

This visual feature first appeared in LWLies 30: The Future issue. See more of Julia’s work at

Published 16 Jun 2016

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