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Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre @ Tristan Hoare

Paramount Theater, Brooklyn, NY (2008). Ultrachrome print, 150 x 190 cm. Edition of 6 plus 2 Artist’s Proofs

Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre: Movie Theaters
10th February – 11th March 2022

“Understanding the history of motion picture exhibition is central to the context and content of Marchand and Meffre’s photography. At the start of the 20th century, thousands of ornate movie palaces were built across America, seating patrons in lavish settings for film screenings, live shows, newsreels and other ‘shorts’ that presented opportunities for education, information and entertainment. However, after World War II, the introduction of television, the rise of the multiplex and the dissolution of city centres caused lavish movie palaces to become outdated. In the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s, many were demolished to make way for parking lots, or sold off for other redevelopments. Some were converted into multiplexes, performing arts centres, or adult theaters. Others were repurposed into different (and somewhat incongruent) businesses entirely. The remainder were simply left to fall apart.”

Tristan Hoare
6 Fitzroy Square
London, W1T 5DX


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