It's been a while since I've posted anything. I though I would share something really cool, this is the Kenosha Theater. I have a thing for old movie palaces and I could not pass this up especially since I live pretty close to it. It technically isn't abandoned since a man owns it, but he dosen't have the money to fix it so it sits in it's abandoed state. I will also add that he does give tours to anyone. That's all I have to say so enjoy the decay.
This theatre is part of a therapeutic bath that closed at the end of 2016. The bath will demolished soon and the building I present to you here will be totally renewed.
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By TheBaronof Scotland
Day 2 of the Scottish Tour of BE
After Stussy and Scattergun decided to climb a small bit of metal in 35 degree heat Lost and I decided on the far more dangerous Jeusette Theater
After scalling a huge wobbly gate (must have been at least 3-4mm play in it), we ventured into the darkness for what seemed like an eternity (ok 2 mins max), followed the directions a very freindly german explorer had given us and we were in, BUT not after navigating at least 14-16 wooden stairs of death (ok they were perfect)
When Stussy`s and Scatterguns pics from that explore are done (and hats off, there is no way I would have done it) you will see why the banter.
So............ into this really cool theater (cool being the word in atmosphere and temperature), we even sat on the chairs for 5 mins or so and just enjoyed our surroundings.
Later into the explore we met 2 girls from Anderlecht, nice chat
For me I only wanted the Stella street scene, having seen it numerous times in pics I have always wanted to see it for myself.
but quickly I learnt there was so much more to this place
The Murphy Ranch is a ranch built in Rustic Canyon, Los Angeles in the 1930s by Winona and Norman Stephens,who were sympathizers of the Silver Legion of America.The owner of record in 1933 was Jessie M. Murphy. Designed as a base for Nazi activities in the U.S., it was intended to be capable of being self-sustaining for long periods. The compound had a water storage tank, a fuel tank, a bomb shelter, and various outbuildings and bunkers. The estate's main gate was designed by Paul Williams, a well-known African-American architect in the Southern California area.
I was originally going to post this in my 'mixed bag' thread coming up as I only got a few usable photos, but looking back on it it was such a memorable explore and so few people have done it I feel it deserves it's own place in the spotlight.
The Paramount Theater in Newark, New Jersey was opened on October 11th 1886 as H.C. Miners Newark Theater, a vaudeville house. After H.C. Miners death in 1900 his relatives took it over until it was sold in 1916 to Edward Spiegel, the owner of another nearby theatre. In 1917, Spiegel remodelled the theatre to it's current style and it closed on April 1st 1986. Until 2011 a retail store operated out of the lobby.
This is up there with the most treacherous, dangerous explores I have ever done. Because access during the daytime is stupid verging on impossible you have to do it after dark - and Newark itself after dark is dangerous enough! The entire theatre is falling apart spectacularly with the stairs down to lobby level pretty much impassable even when they weren't covered in ice like they were here. The snow on the roof was melting and the run off falling through into the colder auditorium and condensing creating a dense mist that ran through the whole cavernous space, which looked amazing but made taking photos even more difficult than it already was.
Stepping foot into the balcony level made my jaw drop as even though it looks how it looks, the space is still astonishing. I apologise in advance for the photo quality...I wish I had spent more time there but both of us I think felt a little uncomfortable as we saw a couple of unsavoury looking characters rattling around the access point right before we went in.
Thanks for looking