"In the early 20th century, following the development of the entertainment industry, hundreds of auditoriums were built everywhere in North America.
Major entertainment firms and movie studios commissioned specialized architects to build grandiose and extravagant theaters.
From the 60's, TV, multiplexes and urban crisis made them becoming obsolete. During the following decades, when they were not modernized or transformed into adult cinemas, they closed one after the other and many of them were simply demolished.
Now, many are reused as churches, retail, flea markets, bingo halls, discos, supermarkets or warehouses. Some others just sit abandoned."
Yves Marchand et Romain Meffre exposent un autre de leur travail sur la ville de Detroit : "the ruins of Detroit", à la galerie Wanted à Paris du 21 avril au 15 septembre