|From Schmidt & Weston blog|
This broken theatre is 98 years old, the same age as the apartment we lived in in Montréal.
It was built in 1912 and named the Alcazar, then re-named the York in 1941, and finally the Raja. Although I'm quite pleased that it will be saved and not torn down, I have to admit that I have a real affinity for buildings that, in the words of my 4 year old self, have "had the biscuit."
Abandoned buildings are far more interesting to look at. They beg to be explored and only the threat of being caught and the fear of imagined ghosts keep me from busting in.
This photo also reminds me that I haven't gone to a film in a theatre in a very long time.