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For me. I believe the interior is the most important part of the building The extorior is ok for those that never went inside any cinema..
Studying the picture. I think the building was extended.. The Original Lenth I think was to the Exit on the Left.. (6 Bays) We did a similar thing to Our Cinema in Birmingham England… (The Capitol) in 1929
I have put a Picture on that I think is The Curzon. Its Poor quailty. But might not be any other available
Hmm. “My side can sing Louder then Your Side… ” and “He’s Behind You !!! ” LOL .. I think only us Brits will get that :o)
You have good eyesight Ian :o)
The Little building to the Left is the Cinemas Tiolets.. which was a common idea around Nottinghamshire at that time period
Thanks Robbie….. :o)
@ Gigie.. This is the best I can do… It might be the only one..
Hmm Getting good at this :o)
I think I have placed this picture on the right Listing…
Hmm Peter MacRae’s nickname was Kipper.. I witnesed the disposal and Transfer of The Focus Skem..
Hi DBage.. My Basic stamping ground was the Midland Zone of ABC… Then in my Independant Days I was based in Birmingham.. I was also involved with a Cinema Equipment Supplier That covered most on the country… Inc Brent Walker Cinema… :o)
Have loaded a picture from the ABC Days….
With Getting rid of Spectacular Auditoriums.. There is little point in watching a Major Film in an “Airing Cupboard” Hmm I find watching Films at home on my 7" screen (LCD projection system)has as much impact.. To-days Cinema Owners have just lost the plot.. Alas gone of they days of “Showman Management” Now they are Sweetshops that just happen to show films out the back…. Progress ALL RUN BY LITTLE MEN… :O(
The Group Photo… The Man behind Oscar Deutsch is Andrew Mather.. Who designed The Odeon Leicester Square
Have loaded a very early picture of The Theatre
The Picture I have loaded is not a very good one.. But It might be the only one left….
I have passed the Theatre To-day.. It seems it has now closed.. The Digital Age has killed it Off…
The Theatre was Owned By. The Capitol Cinema at Alum Rock Birmingham
It do’s now…
So Right.. I have provided “Ken Roe” with some very difficult Challenges.. His Detective work sometimes even surpises me.. Mind you.. in the UK we still have over 1,000 missing cinemas to find..
Hmm.. The wrecking of what was a very fine Art Deco Cinema.
The Stage house seems to have been demolished. The very fine Ronald Satchwell Art Deco interior was totaly destoryed. I live not far from this theatre..
You are right it had a typical Satchwell and Roberts feel.. Down the Road from this Cinema. Our Capitol Cinema and the Tivoli Yardley. we employed another Architect to do the Exterior of the other wise a (S&R) cinema.. I was never given the answer to why..
Hmm.. This site is full of Tragic Losses… Alas Replaced by very substandard buildings.. and Cinema lacking The Magic.. Its called Progress