Starlite Music Theatre - Latham, NY
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The abandoned Starlite Music Theatre.

From "Starlite once drew showbiz's biggest acts" (Greg Haymes, 2006, another archive): "Just off Route 9 north of Latham Circle, there was once an entertainment destination that brought hundreds of the show business world's best-known singers, dancers, musicians and comedians to the Capital Region every summer for four decades [...]".

Update: demolition started November 12, 2012 (see bizjournals and others).

Read on to learn about this fascinating place now taken over by vegetation and rust.

Bnut took a few cool shots too.

More urban explorations in the corresponding Urban Exploration collection or on my blog.

DISCLAIMER: Some of the places explored here are neither open to the public nor particularly safe. In addition to the legal risks, you will likely encounter hazardous waste, crumbling structures, and potentially both human and animal inhabitants. A warning from the police is one thing, but breaking one’s neck is another. Should you decide to explore such environments, I would suggest you do some research. Scout from a distance and make sure the location is environmentally safe and structurally sound. Pack water, a flashlight, masks, a knife, a cellphone, and one or two people you trust, and let friends know where you are. Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints.
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