A Look Inside California's Most Prestigious Theatres

A Look Inside California's Most Prestigious Theatres

Our modern multiplexes may offer a superior entertainment level, but the charm of old cinemas is becoming increasingly rare.
December 02, 2014 by Globeprime

It's always nice to stare at a huge screen with cutting-edge digital projection and DTS surround sound, but what happened to the decoration that used to make cinemas so appealing?

As we know, modernity sometimes hinders the style at the expense of functionality. We can't object the benefits of modern cinemas, nor can we deny the charm of the classic movie theatres that were once the norm. NY-based photographer Franck Bohbot dedicates a significant part of his work to the unique entertainment rooms which are still present to this day. The following photos show some of the finest theatres and cinemas photographed across California.

TCL Chinese Theatre, Los Angeles

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Orinda Theatre

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The Grand Lake Theater, Oakland

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The Paramount Theatre, Oakland

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Orinda Theatre Lobby

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The Fox Theater Lobby, Oakland

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Crest Westwood Lobby, Los Angeles

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Alameda Theater

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The Four Star Theatre, San Francisco

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Warner Grand Theater, San Pedro

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The Grand Lake Theater, Oakland

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Orinda Theatre

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New People Cinema, San Francisco

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Orinda Theatre

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The Grand Lake Theater Lobby, Oakland

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El Capitan Theatre, Los Angeles

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Alameda Theater

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Warner Grand Theater, San Pedro

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Crest Westwood, Los Angeles

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Crest Westwood, Los Angeles

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Clay Theatre, San Francisco

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The Paramount Theatre, Oakland

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TCL Chinese Theatre, Los Angeles

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The Castro Theatre, San Francisco

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The Castro Theatre, San Francisco

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The Fox Theater, Oakland

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The Grand Lake Theater, Oakland

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El Capitan Theatre, Los Angeles

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Alameda Theater

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Egyptian Theater, American Cinematheque, Los Angeles

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Brava Theatre, San Francisco

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Credit: Franck Bohbot

Explore more amazing photo series from Franck Bohbot on his website, Behance and Facebook page.