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Smartphone photos of historic Myeongdong Theater, taken during my lunch hour today.

Built by the colonial Japanese as a movie theater in 1936, the building served as the National Theater of Korea from 1957 to 1973, a time when Myeong-dong was the center of Korea’s arts and culture scene. In 2003, the property - then at risk of being demolished - was acquired by the Ministry of Culture and renovated for use as a performing arts venue.