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Three photos of the Savoy taken in July 2018
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
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:–
Some images of the Century taken in 2018:–
STAGE & SCREEN
AUDITORIUM FROM STAGE
A photo from June 2018 here:–
SCALA THEATRE FACADE
Lovely survivor which has now been on bingo for longer than it showed films. Photos from June 2018.
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
A photo of screen 18 from 2013 (not sure if the numbering has changed):–
Photo from 2018 of the remaining foyer block and shops parade:–
Photos taken in 2018 can be seen here:–
SCREEN 2 AUDITORIUM
Demolition was completed this morning (21st June).
An album of images has been created and can be seen here:–
21st CENTURY CINEMA IN GRANTHAM
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
Images of the former Odeon / Gaumont as the Mecca Bingo Hall (May 2018) here:–
AUDITORIUM FROM REAR
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:–
PROJECTION ROOM – SCREEN 2
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.
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).
AUDITORIUM TO SCREEN
AUDITORIUM TO REAR
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
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.
Now scheduled to close 26th April 2018
I looked into the foyer (from outside) yesterday and it seemed very unlikely to be finished by lunchtime today!
The Scala has a rather splendid new lighting scheme at night – photo taken January 2018:–
SCALA KINGS CROSS
Night shot of the Odeon Covent Garden facade – January 2018 – here:–
ODEON COVENT GARDEN
Photo of the Odeon in new Luxe guise – January 2018 – here:–
ODEON LUXE HAYMARKET
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?
Photographs of the Guildhall:–
THEATRE TOWARD STAGE
THEATRE FROM STAGE