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

Photos from November 2013 here:–

BEM EXTERIOR

FOYER

AUDITORIUM

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

November 2013 photo here:–

CORVIN

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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

Ian
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

Ian
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.

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Ian commented about Royal Victoria Hall Theatre on Oct 27, 2013 at 6:59 am

A photo from 1989 here

ROYAL VICTORIA

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Ian commented about Classic Scunthorpe on Oct 19, 2013 at 2:44 pm

Yes I took the photos. The exterior is a none-too-great scan of a photograph taken on an Olympus OM40 – I’ll stick it on the list of images to replace with a better scan taken from the negative!

Ian
Ian commented about Washington Luxury Cinema on Oct 18, 2013 at 4:00 pm

A photo from 2012 here :–

WASHINGTON CINEMA EXTERIOR

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Ian commented about Pier Pavilion Cinema on Oct 18, 2013 at 3:56 pm

A pre-restoration photo from 2012 here:–

PENARTH PIER PAVILION

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Ian commented about Classic Scunthorpe on Oct 17, 2013 at 8:16 am

A photo from 1998

CLASSIC EXTERIOR

And a photo which I had labelled as 2000, but maybe 2002 as detailed above, of some surviving decoration in the balcony. Taken during the early stages of the demolition.

CLASSIC INTERIOR

Ian
Ian commented about Grand Theatre on Oct 16, 2013 at 6:26 am

Photo of the former Grand, operating as a bingo hall in 1984 (approx) here:–

ABERAMEN GRAND

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Ian commented about Park Cinema on Oct 16, 2013 at 6:22 am

The facade has been trimmed at the top and the entrance filled in with a nasty shop-front.

Another view here:– ABERDARE PARK

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Ian commented about Cosy Cinema on Oct 15, 2013 at 11:51 am

No. I made a similar mistake in identification on a photo in my flickr stream and got (quite rightly) pulled up! There was also a third cinema (the Savoy) in the same street. The Cosy is – somewhat mystifyingly – uncertain as to when it opened. This is obviously an old, possibly 1930’s, photo yet the Cosy is not in any KYB that I have until 1954. Yet it is clearly (once you know) separate from the Kinema next door.

I sadly have dodgy eyesight and an increasingly dodgier memory!!!!

Ian
Ian commented about Cosy Cinema on Oct 15, 2013 at 9:51 am

The Cosy was still listed in the 1954 KYB. Then it was operated by Vin Lockey of Withernsea and had 280 seats.

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Ian commented about Cosy Cinema on Oct 15, 2013 at 9:35 am

There are actually two cinemas in this picture, next door to one another. The Cosy is the nearer one entered through what appears to be an earlier terraced property with a bay window above the canopy. The Kinema is beyond in a more traditional style of cinema architecture, and it is this building which is the amusement arcade today.

The Kinema had 666 seats (KYB 1940) in stalls and balcony.

A more recent photo here: KINEMA

Ian
Ian commented about Hippodrome Theatre on Sep 29, 2013 at 12:50 pm

The very damaged remains of the building are still there, awaiting some form of restoration.

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Ian commented about Empire Cinema on Aug 2, 2013 at 2:45 am

Interior photos from July 2013 here:–

EMPIRE 1

EMPIRE 1

FOYER

EMPIRE 4

PROJECTION SUITE

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Ian commented about Astoria Theatre on Jul 31, 2013 at 1:15 am

Some recent exteriors – including the side revealed by demolition of buildings on Seven Sisters Road – July 2013

ENTRANCE

STAGE & DRESSING ROOMS

INNER SIDE