A building that is falling down or where the roof has fallen in can still be useful. One example is the Royal Theater, in Archer City, Texas.
The Royal Theater was featured in the movie “The Last Picture Show,” and production crews did the work to shore up the facade. The space behind has a shed roof helping to enclose a small open air event space. On the theater’s website, a neighboring building is used for indoor events.
Any small town can save their important facades, and create open air event spaces behind them.