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Report - Majestic Theater


joelmnadler

aband0nedphotography
28DL Full Member
In the center of Bridgeport CT, stands an abandoned 13-acre building complex that includes the Poli Palace, the Majestic Theater and the Savoy Hotel, each of which were once glorious edifices and now are empty and crumbling. Plans for redevelopment are underway but nothing has happened with the complex since the 70's.

It opened on Sept. 4, 1922. Designed by Thomas W. Lamb in the Beaux Arts style, it featured vaulted ceilings, gilded hand-carved moldings, seating for over 3,600 and a giant Hall theater organ. The Majestic Theater, has seating for 2,200. It's an impressive structure, very much in the style of the 1920s, Lots of gold and red, crystal chandeliers, gilded moldings, high arching ceilings and detailed craftsmanship. It also opened in 1922 and served as a movie theater for years. It was closed in 1971.

When I explored this I had to go at 3 am to avoid being seen. I used a canon t6i with a 10-20 lens and a canon 5d mark 4 with a 24-105. Spent 90 minutes exploring the place. One of the coolest spots ever.

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Luke vaughan

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
Amazing architecture omg that’s my type of photography and area Tbf well I hope they convert or use it again instead of demolishing it
 

Luke vaughan

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
That’s why I love it when places are grade listed which means idiots can’t just go in and demo certain places which are amazing in architectural terms and have history behind it
 

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