The Paunch Stevenson Show episode 205

We interview NYC-based photographer of abandoned classic movie theaters, Matt Lambros! Follow Matt’s work on his blog After The Final Curtain!

In this episode:

  • Howard Phillips the Game Master,
  • Howard’s Know-It-All Kickstarter,
  • David Crane’s $900,000 jungle game Kickstarter,
  • David Blane’s electrocution stunt,
  • introducing photographer Matt Lambros,
  • how did he start photographing abandoned theaters?,
  • his camera setup,
  • Loews Wonder Theaters,
  • what some theaters have been converted to today,
  • photography insurance for treacherous buildings,
  • causes for the demise of the classic theaters,
  • Village East Cinema in Manhattan,
  • atmospheric theaters,
  • movie studios digitizing and discarding their original film,
  • Matt’s future book plans,
  • exploration and shooting techniques,
  • the Uptown Theater in Chicago,
  • Matt’s lecture tours for the Atlas Obscura Society,
  • sewer spelunkers,
  • the Old Jingle of the Episode (“Don’t Forget to Watch the Movie” by Sesame Street Muppets) video,
  • What Ever Happened To? (Frankie Muniz),
  • celebrities racing cars again,
  • What Ever Happened To? (Yasmine Bleeth),
  • Rob’s idea of forcing reality competition show judges to compete alongside the contestants,
  • people being paid to camp out in line for the iPhone 5,
  • one of Acclaim’s old marketing stunts (naming a baby “Turok” after the Turok the Dinosaur Hunter video game),
  • nobody ever told Rob that medical thermometers don’t have red mercury,
  • Led Zeppelin finally releasing 2007 concert movie Celebration Day,
  • our get-well wish to Stan Lee,
  • today’s pop songs droning on far too long,
  • why the Giants and Jets are New York teams if they play in New Jersey?,
  • building new billion dollar stadiums,
  • and the 2012 replacement NFL referee fiasco.

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