«Theaters» is an extensive project undertaken in 2006 by Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre, born respectively in 1981 and 1987. In 2005, the French duo came across their first abandoned American movie theater when they started working on the ruins of Detroit. Through «Theaters», Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre establish a typology. They first photograph the main auditoriums that have fallen in ruins. Some are still faintly lit or benefit natural light whereas others are in absolute darkness. They then explored the different spaces surrounding the main room and venture in spaces forbidden to the public. Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre’s documentary work reaches a new height when they come across movie theaters that have been transformed or refurbished.
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