The Lawndale Theater Is One of the World’s Most Beautiful Abandoned Buildings

At least, it ranks on a captivating list compiled by one keen-eyed imgur user.

Photo: Eric Holubow

In a captivating imgur post of the 33 Most Beautiful Abandoned Places in the World, one specific building should be especially familiar to Chicago readers. The author included the Lawndale Theater among other incredible ruins.

The Lawndale Theater is just one of the Decaying Beauties—the once-grand movie palaces that are now mausoleums in the city—that Roger Ebert wrote about in Chicago in February. 

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