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Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris and Jonglez Publishing are happy to present in the Art District gallery, “After the Final Curtain & Forgotten Heritage“, a double photography exhibition of Matt Lambros and Matthew Emmett, drawing the light on the architectural heritage of the old American movie theaters and of the abandoned industrial sites. This exhibition will celebrate the fifteen anniversary of Jonglez Publishing.




After the Final Curtain“: The Fall of the American Movie Theater by Matt Lambros
There’s nothing remarkable about a movie theater today, but that wasn’t always the case. When the great American movie palaces opened in the early 20th century, they were some of the most lavish, stunning buildings anyone had ever seen. With the advent of television, theater companies fount it harder and harder to keep them open. Some were demolished, some were converted and some remain derelict to this day. “After the Final Curtain” will take you through 24 of these magnificent buildings showing what beauty remains years after the last ticket was sold.


Forgotten Heritage“: Rediscovering our Forgotten Heritage by Matthew Emmett
“No Entry”; “Dangerous Site Keep Out”; “Trespassers Will Be Prosecuted”: common sights on walls or perimeter fences around many of the world’s abandoned sites. These warnings allude to potential dangers and prove an ineffective deterrent against thieves and vandals. To the urban explorer/photographer, these signs simply serve to whet the appetite for the promise of hidden wonders that may lie beyond. For those who ignore the warnings and clim the fences, what awaits is usually worth the risks. Vast industrial spaces that feel more like an alien landscape or poignant residential settings, which are slowly surrendering to the inexorable advance of nature. Places once alive with sound and movement, now silent and still, but no less sensory. Immense and powerful beauty resides in these forgotten places.


Free access by the main entrance of the hotel


Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris
Art District Gallery
37-41 Avenue Hoche, 75008 Paris


Julie Eugène – Art Concierge
artprogram.paris@raffles.com │Tel: +33 (0)1 42 99 98 81