Bad cinema architecture

posted by Simon Overton on September 30, 2008 at 3:40 pm

We often see and read about countless beautiful movie “palaces” in all their splendor and glory.

But how about everyone’s thoughts on the “Ugliest Looking Cinemas”?

Hailing from England, I smile to myself when viewing some of these old (Dracula’s Castle) looking wrecks that have closed. I’m not at all surprised.

Comments (6)

Life's Too Short
Life's Too Short on September 30, 2008 at 5:44 pm

When the Oriental in Chicago opened there was a fair amount of discussion regarding the design.

rivest266 on October 1, 2008 at 12:10 am

An ugly one- Cinema Le Paris in Valleyfield,qc at It looks like a poor rip off of the 1970’s AMC shoeboxes.

moviebuff82 on October 1, 2008 at 1:22 am

Speaking of which…it doesn’t look like the old AMC in Rockaway, which was quite large for a shoebox theater that didn’t have the glitz and glamour of the larger successor (of course I mean the outer 6).

MPol on October 3, 2008 at 2:15 am

I think that the Waltham Cinemas 1 & 2 was pretty ugly, both inside and out, architecturally speaking. Just my two cents.

Simon Overton
Simon Overton on October 5, 2008 at 9:13 pm

Thanks “MPo” but just WHERE are these ugly cinemas located?

MPol on December 3, 2008 at 3:34 pm

I know I’m somewhat late in responding to your post, Simon Overton, but the Waltham Cinemas 1 & 2
complex was located in the Route 128/Winter Street area, pretty much just off of Route 128.

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