Wednesday, November 25, 2015
A closed movie theatre on the west side of Hamilton, Ohio. When I was 16, my friend Kevin and I saw Batman Begins here. Once a "Kerasotes ShowPlace Theatre," this building was purchased by AMC and operated in conjunction with another theatre just down the street. After about six months in dual operation, AMC shuttered the building while keeping their other theatre operational.
Just up the road is the Holiday Auto Theatre Drive-In which is well more worth your time and money, anyways.
Suburbia Lost is an ongoing series on QC/D that documents abandonment in suburban areas. To view the other installments in the "Suburbia Lost" series, click here.
Monday, November 23, 2015
Friday, November 20, 2015
My new book, Fading Ads of Cincinnati, will hit local bookstores and online retailers on November 30th, 2015. That night I'll be hosting an event at Igby's in downtown Cincinnati to discuss the book and will have copies on hand for anyone looking to buy one.
Conveniently, Igby's is located within a building that is adorned with one of the Fading Advertisements or "ghost signs" seen in the book. Look for "Twine Paper" running vertically down the side when you stop in and check out the event on Facebook.
122 E. 6th St.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Thursday, November 12, 2015
In a small Ohio village, where the population hangs just below 4,000, there's a park. It's trails are former cart paths and it's gleaming waters are former traps, once the nemesis of golfers who were willing to pony up a hefty yearly membership fee. Then there's the clubhouse, where the wedding receptions no longer happen, the sunday brunches are no longer served and the pool out back is empty aside from algae ridden, stagnant water.