Russia's decaying movie palaces

Oct 19, 2013 Full story: Boing Boing 23

With more and more cinemas in Russia losing out to multiplexes, photographer Sergey Novikov sought to capture the old buildings in their new incarnations - sometimes abandoned, sometimes used for discos and fairs or taken over by Jehovah's Witnesses.

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#1 Oct 19, 2013
I'm sure the society would purchase more of these old movies palaces if they weren't having such trouble in Russia.

The situation is much too fluid there to really think long term in certain areas of the country.

On a side note..Those cold war relics that were designed in the Stalinist and Kruchev era are nothing like our old grand palaces here in the states.

Europe?. Forget about it. Not even close.
UNchained

Loudon, TN

#2 Oct 20, 2013
Russia is on the right track with the Jehovah's Witness cult.

“New one man.”

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#3 Oct 20, 2013
El cacique wrote:
On a side note..Those cold war relics that were designed in the Stalinist and Kruchev era are nothing like our old grand palaces here in the states.
Europe?. Forget about it. Not even close.
Not saying that we don't have some beautiful ones. But to say they are nothing like ours.... really? Well I guess in a way you are right as theirs are definitely magnificent.
Though we may have some beautiful ones, ours aren't even close.
rusra02

Campeche, Mexico

#4 Oct 21, 2013
UNchained wrote:
Russia is on the right track with the Jehovah's Witness cult.
Why do you hate Jws so much? They are the only religious people I know who care enough about their neighbors to try to bring them comfort and good news from the Bible.
El Cacique

New York, NY

#5 Oct 21, 2013
rusra02 wrote:
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Why do you hate Jws so much? They are the only religious people I know who care enough about their neighbors to try to bring them comfort and good news from the Bible.
They left a million and one years ago an they are still here crying the blues.
El Cacique

New York, NY

#6 Oct 21, 2013
MixedMedia wrote:
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Not saying that we don't have some beautiful ones. But to say they are nothing like ours.... really? Well I guess in a way you are right as theirs are definitely magnificent.
Though we may have some beautiful ones, ours aren't even close.
DO NOT REPLY TO ME!. I DO NOT SEEK YOU OUT!.

GET A LIFE!!!!.. YOU ARE HERE FOREVER!.. GET A LIFE!!!!

I was stating the places designed during the Kruchev and Stlinist years. Under the communists, in general.

Not the old places.

LEARN HOW TO READ ENGLISH!!!
Remnant143999

Rio Rancho, NM

#7 Oct 21, 2013
The end is near buy more realestate before it's to late!

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#8 Oct 21, 2013
Since they're downsizing almost everywhere, I can't see why they would start buying movie palaces in Russia.
UNchained

Loudon, TN

#9 Oct 21, 2013
Russia is on the right track with the Jehovah's Witness cult.
rusra02 wrote:
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Why do you hate Jws so much? They are the only religious people I know who care enough about their neighbors to try to bring them comfort and good news from the Bible.
The truth about the Jehovah's Witness cult tends to upset you JW's.

The only news that JW's bring to their neighbors is that if they don't read and agree with teh magazines they hawk then their loving god is going to have to murder them, all 7.9 billion of them.

“New one man.”

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#10 Oct 21, 2013
El Cacique wrote:
<quoted text> DO NOT REPLY TO ME!. I DO NOT SEEK YOU OUT!.
GET A LIFE!!!!.. YOU ARE HERE FOREVER!.. GET A LIFE!!!!
I was stating the places designed during the Kruchev and Stlinist years. Under the communists, in general.
Not the old places.
LEARN HOW TO READ ENGLISH!!!
Don't post me, don't post me...
You whine so much. Cant you have a conversation like an adult?

You talk out your ass as usual. Here is what you said:
'

"Europe?. Forget about it. Not even close."

Do you even have a clue where Europe is and what countries are included?

Your English is atrocious. Don't pretend you know it better than anyone else.

BTW to quote you: "yada yada I'll post what I want when I want you f-ing hag, you don't control no one."

Which was a horror of English as well.

As for the rest of your 'English'

Stalin not Stlin
Also it would not be 'Stalinist years' just Stalin.

YOU ARE HERE FOREVER..... What does that mean, that I will be here forever? I thought you said I was going to die in Armageddon.

'Under the communists in general' This is not a sentence.
'Not the old places' This is also not a sentence.

See what happens when you get all in a huff over a simple post.
Remnant143999

Rio Rancho, NM

#11 Oct 21, 2013
Can anyone give me an address of a kingdom hall in Mexico?
El Cacique

New York, NY

#12 Oct 21, 2013
MixedMedia wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't post me, don't post me...
You whine so much. Cant you have a conversation like an adult?
You talk out your ass as usual. Here is what you said:
'
"Europe?. Forget about it. Not even close."
Do you even have a clue where Europe is and what countries are included?
Your English is atrocious. Don't pretend you know it better than anyone else.
BTW to quote you: "yada yada I'll post what I want when I want you f-ing hag, you don't control no one."
Which was a horror of English as well.
As for the rest of your 'English'
Stalin not Stlin
Also it would not be 'Stalinist years' just Stalin.
YOU ARE HERE FOREVER..... What does that mean, that I will be here forever? I thought you said I was going to die in Armageddon.
'Under the communists in general' This is not a sentence.
'Not the old places' This is also not a sentence.
See what happens when you get all in a huff over a simple post.
REPEAT: Don't post me! What part of that don't you understand?.

GET LOST TROLL!.

“New one man.”

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#13 Oct 21, 2013
El Cacique wrote:
<quoted text>REPEAT: Don't post me! What part of that don't you understand?.
GET LOST TROLL!.
You said something completely stupid and without any experience and were called out on it, so now all you can do is rant. rofl

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#14 Oct 21, 2013
MixedMedia wrote:
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You said something completely stupid and without any experience and were called out on it, so now all you can do is rant. rofl
No, i did not say anything completely stupid and without any experience. You don't know my experience in anything. Period. You don't know me. No, you did not call me out on anything, so now all YOU can do is rant with your immature sophomoric comebacks.

Get lost, Amy!. I don't like you. You have trashed me to other posters. 2 posters have mailed me and told me this.

So, why bother posting me about anything, hypocrite?. I don't care about anything you have to say. Get lost!

“New one man.”

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#15 Oct 21, 2013
Mommmmmmy..... MM posted me again. Make it stop.

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#16 Oct 21, 2013
MixedMedia wrote:
Mommmmmmy..... MM posted me again. Make it stop.
he enjoys it, all he has to do is not reply.

“New one man.”

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#18 Oct 21, 2013
array wrote:
<quoted text>he enjoys it, all he has to do is not reply.
No kidding, it's as bad as snorkie with his I don't speak to apostates line.

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#19 Oct 21, 2013
MixedMedia wrote:
Mommmmmmy..... MM posted me again. Make it stop.
DON'T POST HIM...DON'T POST HIM...but you may pillory him, if you so desire.

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#20 Oct 21, 2013
MixedMedia wrote:
<quoted text>
No kidding, it's as bad as snorkie with his I don't speak to apostates line.
How about you not speaking to me, at all?.
I think you're an a**hole.

You have no life. Absolutely useless!

I'm not down with people dissing you and then speaking as if nothing.

You're a racist. As well as a LIAR!

“New one man.”

Since: Jan 11

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#21 Oct 21, 2013
El cacique wrote:
<quoted text>How about you not speaking to me, at all?.
I think you're an a**hole.
You have no life. Absolutely useless!
I'm not down with people dissing you and then speaking as if nothing.
You're a racist. As well as a LIAR!
A racist?? Where the hell did you get that insane idea?

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