We were fortunate enough to go inside the Metropolitan Theater last Sunday. I was a bit taken a back at how dilapidated the place looked. I remember watching "Ibong Adarna" here in 1995. The building was already falling apart then but I did not expect that it would be totally abandoned in 1996.
How it looked before - a 1930's postcard of the Met during its glory days
Aerial shot of the theater during 1945
Heavily damaged during the war in 1945
76 years after
How the ballrooms look today
The view of the stainglass window from the inside
I can almost imagine how grand this place must have been in the past
A few folks have made this place their home... complete with pet chickens and dogs
Others come here to rest under the shade
Save the Met!
Thankfully, the restoration project is in full swing now
Soon the Metropolitan will be restored to its full glory
*Old photos sourced online most through Skyscraper.com