Monday, August 16, 2010

BADP on the Road.......Cincinnati!


I spent a terrific three days last week in Cincinnati, Ohio with my Paris amie Mary and husband Jay Gilbert. We had some fun!! Mary showed me all over her beautiful city, and I must share some of the photos from that trip with you over the next week or so. Today, the nostalgic and well preserved Esquire Theatre . Built in 1911, it now features independent, foreign and mainstream films on six screens. It's located in the charming Clifton neighborhood.

19 comments:

joan said...

What fun lighting and it's so colorful. I like your perspective .

jb said...

Yep, that Clinton certainly was a charmer...
(Never voted for him, of course)

Maya said...

Ooh, at least two movies there I want to see. Can't wait to hear about the trip. Hello to Mary!

SRQ said...

I like this composition. Did you make it to the tennis matches while in Cinci?

Eeyore said...

Did you go inside? With six screens I can't imagine it's like the Alabama, but the sign is wonderful

brattcat said...

Love this shot. The look of this movie house brings back so many delicious memories.

Bibi said...

Love the composition and the entire marquee.

Daryl said...

Perfect angle!

Ken Mac said...

yea, baby! That's what I'm talking about

steviewren said...

Funny that you picture this theater today. I spent a couple of hours yesterday trying to research old movie houses. I know I saw this one on the list.

I've got a couple of long gone Birmingham silent movie era theater photos posted on my blog today, the Galax and the Alcazar. I have a photo of the Trianon and the Royal not posted as well. They were found in my uncle's belongings when he died.

Have fun on your trip!

altadenahiker said...

I lived in Troy for awhile, which is south of Cincinnati. Ohio is beautiful and underappreciated.

claudine said...

Est-ce que vous avez vu un film ?

Virginia said...

Claudine,
Non, tant pis pour moi! "Coco Chanel et Igor Stravinsky".........je voudrais voir!!

MadAboutParis said...

The Cincinnati Tour is available for any FOV (Friend of Virginia) - it's a great little city. We sure do miss our 'Bama Babe though.

Chuck Pefley said...

It's always nice to visit new places and be surprised by what you discover. Especially nice if you have a personal guide -:)

Paula said...

I like this and the banner together, the colors mesh beautifully.

Bob Crowe said...

That's very cool. It could be a marquee in Times Square.

Never been to Cincinnati. Somebody once said that the movie-rating-of-death, NC 17, actually stands for Not In Cincinnati Or Within A 17 Mile Radius.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

Huge tiles behind the marque. That has my curiosity up. It's not easy to do large tiles without running into all sorts of problems but now that I'm typing I'm thinking of floor tiles. I'm going to do some asking around about this

JM said...

Love the contrast to the tile work in the backgroung. Wonderfully composed shot!