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Pity we cannot make out the films displayed on the posters.
Thanks for the picture Mike, I’ve never been inside the building but I did know of the overhanging projection box.I had wondered if it may have been the extension on the right (although it’s not in the centre) I had no idea of the length ot the auditorium and although the slate roof comes down the other end it has to be longer than that.
I’d like to go inside, but Blaenau is not a town I often visit,because it’s not a place you have to go near when travelling from Pwllheli to other places. if you know what I mean,I’m sure it’s still unused.
I’ve adjusted the Google Street view to the garage where the Plaza once stood.
We had many a run in with the fire officers, if they happened to visit our place first of an evening the then chief would send me down to the other cinema in town that he was on the prowl ! I still like the idea of a fire escape from the box though, it’s not just a fire in the proj room that could get you, especially at our place, one would have to use the same stairs as the audience.
Thanks Mike, must have been nice to know the fire escape was there, as where I worked The Town Hall Cinema in Pwllheli had none, and was almost twice as high. They did build one in the seventies but only down to a room underneath the flat roof, so you’re still inside the building.
As I was in Litchfield today for the first time ever, I thought I’d take a photo of what now stands on the old Adelphi site.
This is the building now standing on the old Adelphi site. 16/12/2012.
I was in Litchfield on my first ever visit today,I’ve uploaded a couple of photos.I was surprised to see that the steps up to the box has no barrier,rather tempting & hazardous for children I would have thought.
I wonder if this was the only entrance to the projection suite or just a fire escape.
Steps up to the projection rooms Regal Litchfield 16/12/2012.
“BLUE” was released May 1968.
John Hughes (John Palladium) Chief Projectionist, either going or returning after been out on his boat sea fishing. Picture taken early 1950’s at the cinema’s car park.
I’ve uploaded a couple of pictures of this theatre, I was very keen to go inside as I once visited it when it was still a cinema. It was in 1962, my pal & I saw “Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea” I think it was then a second run picturehouse. I think the film starred Walter Pidgeon & Peter Lorre, then ageing stars.
Had to rush a bit in photographing the pictures I’ve just uploaded, our coach driver was only able to give me a couple of minutes,hence why I was unable to go round the side to catch the main entrance. I did'nt even notice that car.
Taken Saturday October 27th 2012.
Taken October 27th 2012.
I’ve uploaded a photo I took October 28th 2012.
Thanks CSWalczac, I have an exterior photo somewhere of the building when it was an Odeon, if I find it or the negative I’ll post it here, I also have some of the interior.
The above address is incorrect, Lon Dywod (Sand Street) is in the town of Pwllheli itself, Butlins was in the village of Penychain about 4 miles out of town.
Hi Martin, nice to hear from you I never went inside the Capital, but saw a few films in the Odeon & ABC Queen St. Also even further back the Prince Of Wales & Park Hall, also been to the VUE ,but as yet not the Cineworld.
Hope you’re well & thanks for buying all those photos.
I’ve added two more photos.
Film advertised in the stillbox on the left is “A Matter Of Who” starring Terry Thomas & Sonja Ziemen. On the right John Mills & Ettore Manni in “The Valiant” programmes changed every 3 days.
The film playing was “Girl In The Headlines” starring Ian Hendry & Ronald Fraser.
I’ve uploaded 4 more pictures, please just click on photos.
I’ve uploaded the now demolished building, please click on photos.