There's something sad about an abandoned theater -- looking at it brings to mind all the laughs, thrills, discoveries and entertainment that it once produced, either on stage or screen.
Buzzfeed has put together a terrific collection of 75 abandoned theaters across the country. Some feature amazing interiors that look ready to house a play or movie immediately; others look like forlorn abandoned warehouses.
Texas is mightily represented, with seven locations. Some even in cities we've heard of.
Among the cities are Big Spring, Odessa, Nacogdoches and Sierra Blanca, which are familiar, and Premost, Shelby and McLean, which aren't, at least to us.
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Here's Odessa's contribution:
The whole thing is well worth checking out.