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These glorious Hollywood movie palaces take us back to cinema's golden age

<i>The Paramount Theatre, Oakland</i><!-- -->
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</br>If your visit to the cinema entails sitting in sticky chairs while trying to block out the sound of fellow viewers crunching pop-corn, <a href='http://www.franckbohbot.com/' target='_blank'>Franck Bohbot's</a> photos will make you wish you lived in the 1940s. <!-- -->
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</br>The French photographer traveled across the film industry's heartland, California, to try to capture the majesty and mystique of cinemas from the golden age of Hollywood. His images depict the splendor of art deco movie palaces of old, and transport us to a bygone era when cinemas were temples to gods and goddesses of the silver screen. <!-- -->
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</br>By <strong><a href='https://twitter.com/M_Veselinovic' target='_blank'>Milena Veselinovic</a></strong><strong>,</strong> for CNN

The Paramount Theatre, Oakland

If your visit to the cinema entails sitting in sticky chairs while trying to block out the sound of fellow viewers crunching pop-corn, Franck Bohbot's photos will make you wish you lived in the 1940s.

The French photographer traveled across the film industry's heartland, California, to try to capture the majesty and mystique of cinemas from the golden age of Hollywood. His images depict the splendor of art deco movie palaces of old, and transport us to a bygone era when cinemas were temples to gods and goddesses of the silver screen.

By Milena Veselinovic, for CNN