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.
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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.
Here's Odessa's contribution:
The whole thing is well worth checking out.