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Here in London its eerily quiet tonight..theatres in the west end have closed as a remark of respect and your comments are appreciated
Speaking from London I am appalled that this amazing venue is closing. When working in SF in the mid 90s I spent many happy evenings at the Coronet…one of the few movie showplaces on the west coast.
The most expensive cinema in the west end and not a patch on the Plaza when a twin cinema in the 70s.The cleaned exterior is stunning and the basement cinemas bland…avoid!!!!
I recently went to the opening night gala of the London Film Festival and was pleasantly suprised to see the organ being played.
The audience whooped with delight at this multi-coloured leviathan as it descended into the pit….it is a great shame that Odeon dont have an organ interlude on a regular basis.
I think that digital is the way forward.
I have just seen Pixars The Incredibles here in London at The Empire Leicester Square and the quality of the image was superb.Celluloid has to be handled with care and unfortunately most of the multiplex cinemas here have no idea how to present a film . I have yet to see a pristine print at either of my local multiplexes.
The pathe news website has a short feature on the building of this cinema in 1934
Recently visited this cinema…clearly run by people who care about presentation and customer service….and at Â£1.50 in the afternoon great value for money.
As a single screen venue this was a great suburban cinema.The bulding was well converted in the 70s but lost all the charm of a 30s cinema. Apollo should be shot for allowing such a great local amenity to close.
Like the Gaumont opposite, the Odeon was a great place to see a film in the 1960s prior to the later twinning.My only gripe about it was that the screen masking dropped significantly for cinemascope..but the place had an amazing atmosphere…a sad loss.