Thursday, April 7, 2011

Day 93, Out With the Old...

Once upon a time, this was a happening place. It was a grand movie theater called the Quo Vadis. I remember it with one large screen back when I was a kid. It had a brightly lit marquee and very plush seats. Then it was expanded to become a multiplex with several screens. They served snacks and even cocktails there. And then people stopped going to movie theaters so much and rented movies on DVD instead. A new "cinema-plex" opened just down the street and the Quo Vadis was shut down for good. It stood vacant for several years while a new owner for the property was sought. Unfortunately, there were no buyers to be found. In the last week or so heavy equipment was brought in and destruction of the Quo Vadis began. I grabbed this shot today while out running errands. If you look just to the left of the telephone pole you can make out the enormous jaws of the steam shovel at work. Such a sad day for a once grand theater.

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