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Ian commented about Barn Cinema on Jan 6, 2014 at 12:21 pm

The Barn was a mixed use theatre which was part of he Dartington College of Performing Arts. Following the relocation of the college and subsequent closure of the Dartington site, the hall has had a more public remit.

Two further images of the Barn from 1991 here:

EXTERIOR

AUDITORIUM

Ian
Ian commented about Phoenix Cinema on Jan 6, 2014 at 7:40 am

Derelict in 2007 – I think demolition came in 2008.

PHOENIX

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Ian commented about Futurist Theatre on Jan 6, 2014 at 4:14 am

The Futurist was closed by Scarborough Borough Council – the decision of one man, not even the full council – on Sunday 5th January 2013 with a performance of The Hobbit II – The Desolation of Smaug.

They have been wanting to close the theatre for over a decade, looks like they may finally have got their wish.

Ian
Ian commented about Electra Cinema on Dec 30, 2013 at 3:29 am

A couple of images taken very shortly after closure in 1988

FACADE

AUDITORIUM BLOCK

Ian
Ian commented about Kingsway Cinema on Dec 21, 2013 at 8:13 am

A scanned photo from 2001 of the former Kingsway

KINGSWAY

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Ian commented about Palace Picture House on Dec 17, 2013 at 2:51 pm

A photo from 1991 of the entrance to the Peoples Palace, the theatre itself was set back from the road and this passage lead to the theatre.

ENTRANCE

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Ian commented about Pavilion Cinema on Dec 17, 2013 at 2:45 pm

Two further photos (taken in 1997) of the Salthouse Pavilion here:–

EXTERIOR

INTERIOR

Ian
Ian commented about Odeon Hanley on Dec 11, 2013 at 12:02 pm

A photo of the shuttered Odeon from 1989:–

ODEON HANLEY

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Ian commented about *** Comments and Behavior On This Site *** on Dec 9, 2013 at 4:16 am

There seems to be a small problem at present clicking on a link. I was a little wary of mentioning it over the weekend as I have just installed a new security suite and thought that might be responsible, but I am pretty sure now that it is just the CT site. On the new theatres page for example clicking on the name used to take to that theatres details, now I have to use an easy workaround of clicking the link that appears on the map (as mentioned by RickB).

Also on the home page there are new theatres listed from 8th but on the new theatre page the newest entry is currently 5th Dec.

Back on-topic, banning members who violate the courtesy rules or post spam is the only way to go.

Ian
Ian commented about Sunderland Empire Theatre on Dec 9, 2013 at 3:59 am

Some photos of the Empire from 2009 here:–

EXTERIOR

AUDITORIUM FROM STAGE

STAGE

Ian
Ian commented about Classic Grand on Dec 9, 2013 at 3:54 am

A more recent photo of the exterior:–

CLASSIC GRAND

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Ian commented about Urania National Filmhouse on Dec 9, 2013 at 3:49 am

And some photographs of the beautiful auditorium from the same visit:–

PANORAMA

STAGE

PROSCENIUM

SIDE

BOX

Ian
Ian commented about Urania National Filmhouse on Nov 30, 2013 at 1:19 am

Very friendly and stunning venue – must rank in the top 10 of the most beautiful cinemas in the world!

Photographs from November 2013 CAFE

STAIRCASE

STALLS FOYER

STALLS ALCOVE

INDIAN LOUNGE

Ian
Ian commented about Bem Kino on Nov 29, 2013 at 1:17 am

Photos from November 2013 here:–

BEM EXTERIOR

FOYER

AUDITORIUM

Ian
Ian commented about Corvin Budapest Filmpalast on Nov 29, 2013 at 1:13 am

November 2013 photo here:–

CORVIN

Ian
Ian commented about Theatre Royal on Nov 27, 2013 at 11:42 am

In the aerial photograph accompanying this theatre :

No.1 is the Majestic / Gaumont / Odeon / Metro

No.2 is the Pavilion Cinema

No.3 is the Hippodrome / Empire / Tameside

No.4 is the Theatre Royal

also in the extreme top right of the photo is the Oddfellows Hall / Stamford Cinema (three 1st floor windows facing the street)

Ian
Ian commented about Gaumont Wakefield on Nov 26, 2013 at 8:54 am

In the aerial photo the Gaumont is the building top right with the canopy extending over the pavement. The cinema bottom centre is the Regal / ABC / Cannon which has been shuttered for many years.

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Ian commented about Century Theatre on Nov 23, 2013 at 12:16 pm

A photo of the Century when in-situ at Keswick here:–

CENTURY THEATRE

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Ian commented about Atrium Film-Szinhaz on Nov 21, 2013 at 1:37 am

Things seem to have improved, when I visited in November 2013 there was no mustiness and the theatre appeared open and used with a mix of film and stage performances. There is a history of the theatre on their website which shows (undated) magazine scans of the design with a claimed opened date of 1936 for the apartments and 1937 for the the theatre. Photos here:–

EXTERIOR

FOYER

AUDITORIUM

STAGE

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Ian commented about Pavilion Cinema on Nov 19, 2013 at 11:46 am

Photos from 1988, just after closure as a cinema, here:–

EXTERIOR

INTERIOR

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Ian commented about Gloria Filmtheater on Nov 19, 2013 at 11:38 am

A photo from 1993:–

GLORIA

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Ian commented about Puskin Filmtheater on Nov 19, 2013 at 1:08 am

Interior photographs of the Puskin from November 2013 – a beautifully maintained cinema with a spectacular auditorium.

FOYER DETAIL

SCREEN 2

DETAIL OF CEILING IN AUDITORIUM

AUDITORIUM FROM SCREEN

SCREEN & AUDITORIUM

Ian
Ian commented about Broadway Kino on Nov 18, 2013 at 11:43 am

I think this may have closed as a cinema and now operates as the Belvárosi Színház – a live theatre. I was not able to see inside :–(

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Ian commented about Troxy Cinema on Nov 6, 2013 at 1:23 am

Some recent photos of the Troxy (taken October 2103) here:–

EXTERIOR

FOYER

CLOAKROOM

AUDITORIUM CEILING

STAGE FROM BALCONY

Ian
Ian commented about Classic Scunthorpe on Oct 28, 2013 at 4:13 am

Above exterior photo now rescanned and reposted – the link is still valid.