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Ian commented about State Club on Sep 15, 2017 at 11:14 am

On a visit in 2017 the State seemed to have closed – however some major repair work to the auditorium walls seems to have taken place since 2008.

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Ian commented about Regal Cinema on Sep 14, 2017 at 1:30 am

Photos of the Regal from 1986 here:–

EXTERIOR

ORGAN

SPLAY WALL

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Ian commented about Phoenix Film & Digital Media Centre on Sep 14, 2017 at 1:20 am

More photos taken in 2017 here:–

EXTERIOR

SCREEN 1 TO FRONT

SCREEN 1 TO REAR

SCREEN 2

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Ian commented about O2 Academy Brixton on Aug 9, 2017 at 3:37 am

Some mainly exterior photos from 2017 here:–

FACADE

FACADE DETAIL

FOYER

SIDE VIEW

BACK VIEW

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Ian commented about Reel Cinema on Jul 13, 2017 at 8:37 am

In July 2017, a start to the project still awaited, a new set of plans emerged which does not cover the site of the existing cinema (obove), and which is planned to be closed and demolished in May 2018.

The new cinema will open at the end of 2018 (but don’t hold your breath) and is reduced to five screens seating, according to the plans, 1) 184; 2) 164; 3) 122; 4) 141; 5)103 a total of 714 seats. there will also be two restaurants and some office space.

The operator has not been announced.

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Ian commented about thescreen at Rhodes Arts Complex on Jul 12, 2017 at 1:36 am

A view of the auditorium taken in 2014

RHODES ARTS CENTRE

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Ian commented about Electric Brixton on Jul 12, 2017 at 1:26 am

Some photos of the Electric taken in July 2017 here:–

EXTERIOR

FOYER

SIDE BOX

VIEW FROM BALCONY

PLASTERWORK

Ian
Ian commented about Maxime Cinema on Jun 20, 2017 at 12:30 am

Photos taken in May 2017, including the restored Screen 1 which is really rather special!

EXTERIOR

FOYER

SCREEN 3 – BALCONY

SCREEN 1 – STALLS

SCREEN 1 – TABS

Ian
Ian commented about Memorial Hall on Jun 16, 2017 at 3:30 am

As detailed in the text the theatre and ballroom were contained in a separate later building largely behind the black & white (Chronicle) photo, as can be seen in this May 2017 photo:–

EXTERIOR

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Ian commented about Memorial Hall on Jun 16, 2017 at 3:25 am

The Memo was reopened in November 2014, gloriously restored. Photo from May 2017

AUDITORIUM

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Ian commented about Blackwood Miners' Institute on Jun 16, 2017 at 3:22 am

Two photos of the Miners Institute from May 2017

EXTERIOR

AUDITORIUM

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Ian commented about Olympia Cinema on Jun 16, 2017 at 3:17 am

Two views of the Olympia operating as a pub taken in May 2017

EXTERIOR

AUDITORIUM

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Ian commented about Maindee Cinema on Jun 16, 2017 at 3:09 am

Two exteriors of the Maindee as the Godrey Morgan pub – the Auditorium block shows the windows punched through the side wall of the rear stalls, which gives some idea of how the pub is laid out under the balcony.

FACADE

AUDITORIUM BLOCK

Ian
Ian commented about Market Hall Cinema on Jun 12, 2017 at 2:00 am

After a long battle with the Council, the Market Hall cinema was reopened in May 2017

MARKET HALL

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Ian commented about Odeon Leicester Square on Jun 1, 2017 at 12:38 am

I went through Leicester Square yesterday and the Odeon Mezzanines were running – can’t explain the website, but the refurb does not appear to have started yet.

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Ian commented about Luxor Cinema on May 16, 2017 at 12:52 pm

The Luxor was equipped with a stage, often used by the HH Operatic Society.

Memories and a small photo here Luxor

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Ian commented about Granada 3 on Apr 16, 2017 at 4:54 am

A 1974 photo of the Empire can be found here:–

EMPIRE CINEMA

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Ian commented about Duke of York's Picture House on Feb 6, 2017 at 12:45 am

Some contemporary images (taken January 2017) here, showing a stark contrast to the run down state of the building in my earlier 1980’s photos:–

FACADE

FOYER

AUDITORIUM FROM BALCONY

AUDITORIUM FROM STALLS

Ian
Ian commented about Alemannia und Astor on Jan 21, 2017 at 11:12 am

Photo of the two cinemas in 1989:–

ALEMANNIA / ASTOR

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Ian commented about Festival Theatre on Jan 20, 2017 at 12:25 pm

Photos of the auditorium here:–

STAGE AND BOXES

VIEW FROM STAGE

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Ian commented about Metro im Schwan on Jan 20, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Photo of the Metro in 1989 here:–

METRO

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Ian commented about Royal Kino on Jan 20, 2017 at 12:17 pm

Photo of Royal Kino in 1989 here:–

ROYAL

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Ian commented about Europa-Palast on Jan 20, 2017 at 12:15 pm

Photo from 1989 here:–

EUROPA

Ian
Ian commented about Central Cinema on Dec 10, 2016 at 12:53 am

Two shots of the exterior from 2016 here (closed and “for sale”):–

DETAIL OF FAIENCE

FACADE

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Ian commented about Arts Picturehouse on Dec 10, 2016 at 12:50 am

Two more recent (2016) shots here:–

FACADE

PICTURE HOUSE