Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Gartner Auditorium

A grand organ's renovated concert space is housed in an unexpected institution.

Miami, Florida, United States

Olympia Theater

A downtown Miami theater who's fate continues to be intertwined with a philanthropist and his legacy

Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon Geographic Society

This exploration society emerged as a great connector of Portugues citizens and students living across the globe.

Hampton, Virginia, United States

Hampton Coliseum

This stadium became a mecca for devoted Deadheads who flocked to “The Mothership,” named for the building’s spaceship-like exterior.

Los Angeles, California, United States

Orpheum Theater

The Orpheum Theater was the last theater added to the popular Orpheum vaudeville circuit.

Palermo, Italy

Teatro Bellini

Not only the oldest theatre in Palermo’s historic city center, it also has often performed one of Bellini’s most quintessential operas, il pirata, a woeful and lovelorn tale filled with vengeance starring Pirate Captain Gaultiero and Duchess Imogene.

Detroit, Michigan, United States

Ralph Bunche Elementary School

This elementary school is named for Ralph Bunche, the first African American to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Narooma, Australia

Narooma Kinema

Opened in 1928, the Narooma Kinema is the fourth oldest movie theater in Australia.

Bogota, Colombia

Teatro Faenza

Opened in 1924, the Teatro Faenza is Bogota's oldest theater and is housed on the site of a former ceramic factory.

Longview, Washington, United States

Longview Theater

In 2013, the nonprofit Stageworks Northwest raised $25,000 to restore the theater's historic marquee.

Recife, Brazil

Cine São Luiz

The Cine São Luiz is one of the only theaters in the world that has stained-glass windows.

Edinburgh, Scotland

The Scotsman Hotel

Housed in the former offices of The Scotsman newspaper, this luxury hotel is reportedly haunted by newspaper workers who never left their post.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Royal Concertgebouw

Built in 1886, the Royal Concertgebouw is heralded as on of the finest concert halls with world-renowned acoustics.

Washington DC, Washington DC, United States

Lincoln Theatre

One of the oldest movie theaters in DC, the Lincoln Theatre hosted silent films, vaudeville acts, and legendary jazz performers before being transformed into a movie theater.

Kohtla-Järve, Estonia

Palace of Culture

The Palace of Culture is one of the most well-preserved examples of Stalinist architecture still remaining in Estonia.

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Theatro Municipal de São Paulo

Lauded for both its architecture and promotion of the arts, this theater is the largest and most influential in São Paulo.

Mason, Texas, USA

Odeon Theater

Opened in 1928, the Odeon is the longest continually operating movie theater in west Texas.

Vienna, Austria


Built in 1741, this theater premiered three Mozart operas and Beethoven's 1st symphony.

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

KiMo Theater

Designed in the Pueblo Deco style, the KiMo Theater was built to pay tribute to Native American tribes in New Mexico.

Charleston, South Carolina, USA

The American Theater

The American theater opened in 1942 and was designed by architect August E. Constantine, a Greek immigrant who designed many of Charleston's buildings during the 40s and 50s.

Jaipur, India

Golcha Cinema

Opened in 1954, Golcha Cinema is a multiplex theater run by the prominent Golcha family, involved in film distribution in India.

Athens, Ohio, USA

Athena Cinema

One of the oldest movie theaters in America, the Athena Cinema opened in 1915 and has been continuously showing films ever since.

Dublin, Ireland

The Gaiety Theatre

As Ireland's longest-established public theater, The Gaiety Theatre in Dublin remains a place to experience Irish culture and lighthearted comedies.

Petropolis, Brazil

Palacio Quitandinha

This Brazilian hotel's interiors were built during the golden age of American cinema and designed by influential interior and set designer Dorothy Draper.

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Centro Cultural Kirchner

Modeled after New York's City Hall Post Office, Centro Cultural Kirchner is one of the largest cultural centers in the world and a prime example of French second empire architecture.

Paris, France

Théâtre Montparnasse

Birthplace of the theatrical adaptation of Madame Bovary, this Parisian landmark has one thing in common with the Statue of Liberty: architect Charles Peignet.

Cartagena, Colombia

Teatro Pedro De Heredia

This theater in Cartagena opened on November 11, 1911, commemorating the centennial of the Independence of Cartagena.

Fargo, North Dakota, USA

Fargo Theatre

This Art Deco icon of downtown Fargo, North Dakota opened in 1926.

Berlin, Germany

Neues Off Cinema

Don't judge a book by its cover, or in this case, a building by its facade. This graffiti-tagged theater houses a classic 193-seat screening room and a 50's-style foyer.

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