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Ian
Ian commented about Savoy Cinema on Aug 1, 2018 at 1:30 am

Three photos of the Savoy taken in July 2018

SAVOY FACADE

SAVOY FACADE

SAVOY REAR

Ian
Ian commented about Kinema in the Woods & Kinema Too on Jul 17, 2018 at 12:59 am

A new car park is nearing completion at the side of the Kinema, and groundworks have begun for the third screen. Images of Kinema Too from July 2018:–

KINEMA TOO EXTERIOR

KINEMA TOO AUDITORIUM

Ian
Ian commented about Futurist Theatre on Jul 13, 2018 at 1:06 am

Demolition now sadly well underway – costing £4.2 million – just shy of the Futurists Centenary. Had this money been put into refurbishing the venue the town would have a world-class iconic seafront attraction, but Scarborough Borough Council are an utter disgrace. Some photos of the remains coming down here:–

FUTURIST THEATRE

FUTURIST THEATRE

FUTURIST THEATRE

FUTURIST THEATRE

FUTURIST THEATRE

Ian
Ian commented about Century Theatre on Jul 12, 2018 at 12:35 am

Some images of the Century taken in 2018:–

NEW FOYER

STAGE & SCREEN

REAR AUDITORIUM

TRAILER WHEELS

AUDITORIUM FROM STAGE

Ian
Ian commented about Scala Cinema on Jun 30, 2018 at 12:38 am

A photo from June 2018 here:–

SCALA THEATRE FACADE

Ian
Ian commented about Grand Cinema on Jun 30, 2018 at 12:35 am

Lovely survivor which has now been on bingo for longer than it showed films. Photos from June 2018.

GRAND EXTERIOR

GRAND AUDITORIUM

Ian
Ian commented about Ritz Cinema on Jun 30, 2018 at 12:31 am

Eight years since I was last in Nuneaton and little – other than increased vandalism – seems to have happened at the Ritz. Photos from June 2018

RITZ THEATRE

RITZ THEATRE

Ian
Ian commented about Vue Manchester on Jun 27, 2018 at 11:08 am

A photo of screen 18 from 2013 (not sure if the numbering has changed):–

PRINTWORKS AUDITORIUM

Ian
Ian commented about Classic Hinckley on Jun 27, 2018 at 1:20 am

Photo from 2018 of the remaining foyer block and shops parade:–

REGENT FACADE

Ian
Ian commented about Cineworld Cinema - Hinckley on Jun 27, 2018 at 1:16 am

Photos taken in 2018 can be seen here:–

EXTERIOR

FOYER

SCREEN 2 AUDITORIUM

Ian
Ian commented about Reel Cinema on Jun 21, 2018 at 9:30 am

Demolition was completed this morning (21st June).

An album of images has been created and can be seen here:– 21st CENTURY CINEMA IN GRANTHAM

Ian
Ian commented about Reel Cinema on Jun 12, 2018 at 8:38 am

After several weeks of stripping out and asbestos removal, work commenced today – 12th June 2018 – on demolishing the cinema, starting with screen 2.

REEL DEMOLITION 1

REEL DEMOLITION 2

REEL DEMOLITION 3

Ian
Ian commented about Gaumont Eltham Hill on May 14, 2018 at 1:10 am

Images of the former Odeon / Gaumont as the Mecca Bingo Hall (May 2018) here:–

EXTERIOR

FOYER

AUDITORIUM FROM REAR

PROSCENIUM

AUDITORIUM FROM STAGE

Ian
Ian commented about Reel Cinema on Apr 27, 2018 at 6:01 am

The Reel was stripped out on the 27th April, and will be demolished within weeks – starting 7th May 2018. It had been hoped to screen “E.T.-The Extra Terrestrial” on the last night but sadly there was insufficient time to arrange.

A few photographs taken on the morning after closure here:–

SCREEN 1

SCREEN 1

PROJECTION ROOM – SCREEN 2

SCREEN 2

SCREEN 2

Ian
Ian commented about Reel Cinema on Apr 27, 2018 at 12:32 am

The cinema quietly closed on Thursday 26 April 2018 with “Rampage” in Screen 1 and “Truth or Dare” in Screen 2. Even the Reel website contained no mention of closure in the final weeks and no public ceremony or event was held on the final day. For the first time in 35 years Grantham is without a first-run cinema.

Ian
Ian commented about Curzon Chelsea Cinema on Apr 1, 2018 at 2:23 am

Some photos taken on the final afternoon – Saturday 31st March 2018 – before and after the final film “Stalker” (there was a live Met Opera screening in the evening).

EXTERIOR

ENTRANCE

FOYER

AUDITORIUM TO SCREEN

AUDITORIUM TO REAR

Ian
Ian commented about Savoy Cinema on Mar 21, 2018 at 2:15 am

The cinema was renamed Savoy in 2017 and commencing in September 2017 a major scheme of improvements and refurbishment started – the work is being done in stages without closing the venue. The largest screen now seats 343.

Photos from March 2018

EXTERIOR

SCREEN 4

Ian
Ian commented about Kinema in the Woods & Kinema Too on Feb 24, 2018 at 1:01 am

Still going strong in 2018, and indeed about to expand with the addition of a third screen on the right hand side of the building.

EXTERIOR

MAIN AUDITORIUM

ORGAN

Ian
Ian commented about Reel Cinema on Feb 23, 2018 at 7:31 am

Now scheduled to close 26th April 2018

Ian
Ian commented about Cineworld Cinema - Leicester Square on Feb 9, 2018 at 6:47 am

I looked into the foyer (from outside) yesterday and it seemed very unlikely to be finished by lunchtime today!

Ian
Ian commented about Scala Cinema on Feb 4, 2018 at 1:55 am

The Scala has a rather splendid new lighting scheme at night – photo taken January 2018:–

SCALA KINGS CROSS

Ian
Ian commented about Odeon Covent Garden on Feb 4, 2018 at 1:51 am

Night shot of the Odeon Covent Garden facade – January 2018 – here:–

ODEON COVENT GARDEN

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Ian commented about Odeon Luxe Haymarket on Feb 4, 2018 at 1:48 am

Photo of the Odeon in new Luxe guise – January 2018 – here:–

ODEON LUXE HAYMARKET

Ian
Ian commented about Cineworld Cinema - Leicester Square on Feb 4, 2018 at 1:43 am

Photo of the facade at night during the renovations here – possibly a brief period when it is all visible, without adverts. Will they, I wonder cover the Empire Theatre name?

EMPIRE THEATRE

Ian
Ian commented about Guildhall Arts Centre on Jan 18, 2018 at 2:21 pm

Photographs of the Guildhall:–

BALLROOM

THEATRE TOWARD STAGE

THEATRE FROM STAGE