Monday Sep 11, 2023

Urbex 99 - Getting shot at, dead homeless guy, nearly avoiding death at abandoned theatre, Kings Theatre, Adams Theatre incident, photography workshops with Matt Lambros (afterthefinalcurtain)

Meet Matt Lambros, an American urban explorer and photographer with a passion for abandoned theaters. Over nearly two decades, he has diligently documented decaying theaters in America and actively works to revive them. Matt collaborates with theater owners and offers photography workshops. In our interview, he emphasizes his ethical approach to access, contrasting it with less scrupulous practices in urban exploration.

We delve into the Newark's Adams Theatre incident, where Canadian explorers had a confrontation with the owners, gaining Matt's insights. Matt also shares his humorous ghost-hunting past and how he transitioned from documenting state hospitals to theaters.

Kings Theatre holds a special place for Matt, and he authored a book about it. He recalls a suspenseful encounter with a homeless individual at the theater. Matt's near-death experience at the Palace Theatre in Gary, Indiana, due to falling plaster, adds to his remarkable stories.

Matt recounts other intriguing experiences, such as a man chaining himself to save a theater, a flooded entrance at the Foxborough State Hospital, and a warning through a camera-speaker system. Our conversation reveals Matt's preparedness and touches on his trips to England and a chilling discovery of a deceased homeless person in an abandoned building. Tune in to our podcast, Chasing Bandos, for the full collection of Matt's captivating urbex adventures.

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Why 'urbex explorers' don't share exact locations here:

Intro song is Watcha Gon' Do is performed by Chris Shards [EPIDEMIC SOUND MUSIC LICENSE]. Rapid fire round background songs are: Greaser by TrackTribe and a tune composed by New Jersey explorer dragonboyac

Listnerer discretion announcement at the beginning of the episode was done by Adrian Wunderler-Selby.

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