Thriving theatres of the early 20th century look a shell of their former selves in these photos - taken years after the curtains came down for the last time. Photographer Matt Lambros documented the sad decline of America's glitzy entertainment venues - many of which hosted popular Vaudeville acts.
The ornate carvings, intricate murials, and stunning architecture are still visible in many of the grand auditoriums. SEE OUR COPY FOR DETAILS.
Pictured: State Palace Theatre located in New Orleans, LA.