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The Lamar Theater in Memphis – built in 1926 – has been closed for over 20 years, but it looks almost worse in this shot from 1983. It not only appeared in the movie Mystery Train but, more recently, on an “I love Memphis” T-shirt. It’s just one of many sites that make for a fun roadtrip to Memphis, Tennessee.


Carpet in the lounge of a deteriorating Midwestern Art Deco theater.