Wednesday, July 20, 2016

An abandoned old Brutalist movie theater

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On a tour of  Beer Sheva our guide took us to this abandoned movie theater.
Old folks from the neighborhood walked by, listened, and then volunteered their fond memories and fantastic stories of how this cinema was an exciting part of their life, maybe the ONLY exciting part, back a few decades when Beer Sheva was a dusty poor town in the desert. 


No one seems to know what to do with the dilapidated place.
Now that now-thriving Beer Sheva wants to be the capital of Brutalism architecture, this Brutalist building should probably be preserved.
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(Linking to ABC Wednesday B-Day.)
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11 comments:

Melody Steenkamp said...

doesn't look appealing if I may say so...

good choice for this weeks letter though

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William Kendall said...

It looks imposing. There should be some good use for it.

Cloudia said...

Severe indeed

Su-sieee! Mac said...

I hope they preserve the building. It's a beautiful piece of architecture.

Hels said...

The Armon Cinema Theatre in Haifa, which opened in 1935, was critical to Haifa's social and cultural life. Its size and location in the heart of the city's entertainment centre made it a broadly-based cultural institution, regularly hosting performances of whatever musical entertainment came to town. Can you imagine how the locals felt when The Armon was closed in 1987!

You absolutely MUST renovate and modernise your old decrepit cinema!!!

Hels
http://melbourneblogger.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/bauhaus-cinema-architecture-in-haifa.html


Mo said...

Would make a great museum

Vicki said...

I love it! I agree with Hels, it should be renovated and modernized.

Alice said...

They should maybe make it into a library, with benches outside where one can sit and read. Just an idea: )

Petrea Burchard said...

Yes, it's such an interesting building. I hope they find a way to keep it.

Karl Demetz said...

I can't say I like this architecture, Dina.
Probably if renovated it looks better...

Roger Owen Green said...

Art is so much in the eye of the beholder; reason enough to preserve, if at all possible.

ROG, ABCW