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A forgotten movie theater.
The kind of place that I particularly like. At the moment of exploitation, a cinema is alive with plenty of people and life. They come with family, friends or for a few exceptions, solo but always with the same goal : have a good time in front of a movie.
Once the exploitation ceases, this place becomes gloomy as possible with its great halls lost in the darkness. This is paradoxical : people usually do not like darkness, but once in the cinema, it feels good.

On the other hand, to see this old cinema being dismembered is a sad spectacle. As imploring pity and finishing it as quickly as possible.
We can still guess how this cinema should have been pleasant in the golden age. Then we return to the present time and we can only see the lamentable state in which it is.
Eddy Mitchell's song (with the possibility of subtitles in English) is perfect for describing the atmosphere of the place.

Incursion during the snack break of the workers. A big thank you to them for leaving the building unattended for a good hour

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Probable date of closure : 2000.

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Access to the movie auditoriums.

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The largest movie auditorium.

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From the projection booth.

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A Dolby® amplifier (or simply a pre-amp).

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If I expected it ! In complete darkness, a projector !

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Still in perfect condition after 11 years of oblivion.

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Another surprise : a few meters of film forgotten there.

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Let's run away !

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The clapperboard is soundless forever...

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January 2012

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