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This is the old Lorenzo Theater in San Lorenzo, CA. When my parents were in high school and college, they’d go to the movies here. I think I went once when I was really small, and I remember that it was just gorgeous inside! Beautiful lush maroon/red drapes, seats, walls, and celing, and a balcony. Shortly after that, it closed down, and there it’s sat ever since. There have been a lot of proposals from people who wanted to buy it and make it into a nightclub, restaurant, etc….but nothing ever happens to this poor old place. It just sits there.

Texture from JoesSistah on flickr

Canon 5D Mark II


  • myraj
    myrajalmost 3 years ago

    Great presentation and interesting reading Laurie.

  • I’m so glad you like it, Myra!! Thank you so, so much!!! :)))

    – Laurie Search

  • Ted Byrne
    Ted Byrnealmost 3 years ago

    How powerfully you present this feeling as it teeters between legend and decay… It’s as if you’ve wrapped a nostalgia into a gift package that we want to open… Yet know that the membrane between memory and realty is better left intact, eh? What a terrific story arc you trigger here.

  • I loved reading this comment from you, Ted! Thank you so very much!!! :)))

    – Laurie Search

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonalmost 3 years ago

    Looks like it might be art deco? What a beautiful old place!
    (I did a series here on The Capri when I was in Australia…looks very similar. I was lucky enough to get inside tho’.)

  • You know, I think I remember that…I’ll have to go look again!! Thank you so very much, dear Wendi!!! :)))xo

    – Laurie Search

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...almost 3 years ago

    Fantastic Work

  • So many thanks, Kathy!!! I really appreciate it!!! :)))

    – Laurie Search

  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenalmost 3 years ago

    …so sad for the old building…But you have captured it beautifully and have such nice memories Laurie :) x

  • Aw, you’re so sweet, Carol…Thank you so much for this beautiful comment and compliment, my friend!!!! :)))xo

    – Laurie Search

  • JEZ22
    JEZ22almost 3 years ago

    Great capture and write up Laurie, and you have some good memories of this old place

  • Thank you so, so much for your very kind words, Jez!!!! :)))

    – Laurie Search

  • mom23girls
    mom23girlsalmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful work!!

  • Thank you sooooo very much, dear Tracy!!!! :)))

    – Laurie Search

  • Bob Wall
    Bob Wallalmost 3 years ago

    Cool shot. I used to go to this theater when I was a kid. Also the Bal in San Leandro and one in Hayward on Mission that I can’t remember the name of now.

  • Oh wow, did you?! How cool!!! And yep, I know the Bal, though I’ve never been inside…:) Thank you so, so much, Bob!!! :)))

    – Laurie Search

  • Jari Hudd
    Jari Huddalmost 3 years ago

    Lovely work of a old building Laurie!!! Let’s hope someone will find a good idea how to take it in used again.

  • It’s been sitting there unused for about…maybe 25 or 30 years…It sure would be nice to see it restored to its old glory! Thank you so much, Jari!!! :)))

    – Laurie Search

  • snblov
    snblovalmost 3 years ago

    great picture of a wonderful old theatre

  • Thank you sooo much, snblov!!! :)))

    – Laurie Search

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