Sunday, July 22, 2007
I photographed this abandoned theater about five years ago in Chowchilla, California. I was struck by its simple facade, broken by ziggurat steps of sharp deco-verticality. Having no immediate plans to produce a book or website about old theaters I kept the photo in my collection, imagining some use for it eventually.
Recently I've heard that the Sierra was torn down, making way for townhouses. I'm sure that the good people of Chowchilla are happy to receive the new homes and the tax dollars that come with them. But I wish I'd had a chance to see the Sierra in its prime. Have you any memories of this theater? If so, please post a comment.
(Photo by Andrew Wood)