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Ian
Ian commented about Empire Cinema on Dec 16, 2015 at 4:07 am

Now in use as a gym, with the Empire name returned. Interior seems to have been stripped of all traces of past use. Photo from December 2015.

EMPIRE

Ian
Ian commented about Poole's Picture Palace on Dec 15, 2015 at 12:34 pm

Auditorium of the Rep in use as a pub from 2006:–

AUDITORIUM TO STAGE

Ian
Ian commented about Tivoli Theatre on Dec 15, 2015 at 12:24 pm

A 2005 photo – looking newly spruced-up:–

TIVOLI

Ian
Ian commented about Palace Cinema on Dec 15, 2015 at 12:15 pm

A photo from 1997

PALACE

Ian
Ian commented about Lounge Cinema on Dec 3, 2015 at 11:57 am

Former Lounge Cinema in 2007 – I am led to believe that the auditorium is still intact, but have not been able to verify this.

LOUNGE

Ian
Ian commented about Continental Cinema on Dec 3, 2015 at 11:43 am

A photo as Munroes from 1989:–

MUNROES

Ian
Ian commented about Princess Theatre on Dec 3, 2015 at 4:23 am

Running well in 2015 with the first pantomime in many years on the stage, and regular films and live streamings on the screen (usually just for one night).

Photos from November 2015:–

EXTERIOR

AUDITORIUM FROM REAR BALCONY

AUDITORIUM FROM STAGE

Ian
Ian commented about Hollywood Central Cinema on Nov 26, 2015 at 4:00 am

Night time shot in November 2015

CENTRAL CINEMA

Ian
Ian commented about Essoldo Swinton on Nov 24, 2015 at 12:26 pm

Apparently still standing in 1984, but now demolished.

ESSOLDO

Ian
Ian commented about Civic Theatre on Nov 21, 2015 at 11:26 am

Photo from 2008 here:–

CIVIC THEATRE

Ian
Ian commented about Princes Cinema on Nov 19, 2015 at 3:36 pm

Exterior photo from 1996 here:–

PRINCES CINEMA

Ian
Ian commented about Globe Cinema on Nov 14, 2015 at 7:54 am

Photo from June 2014

EXTERIOR

Ian
Ian commented about Crown 1 & 2 on Nov 14, 2015 at 7:51 am

Photos from June 2014

AUDITORIUM AND BALCONY

AUDITORIUM, BOX, AND STAGE

Ian
Ian commented about Doric Cinema on Oct 19, 2015 at 4:20 am

The building is currently closed having finished as the Aura nightclub – planning permission for flats recently refused (mainly demolition), local desire to return it to arts use.

Photos from October 2015

DORIC FACADE

DORIC FACADE

DORIC FACADE

DORIC FOYER

DORIC STAGE EXTERIOR

Ian
Ian commented about Muni Theatre on Oct 9, 2015 at 2:29 pm

Photos from 2010 here:–

EXTERIOR

AUDITORIUM TO REAR

AUDITORIUM TO STAGE

Ian
Ian commented about Savoy Cinema on Sep 7, 2015 at 4:27 am

The Regent Bingo Club was taken over by Majestic Bingo Ltd around two years ago, and who plans to restore the building. Photos taken September 2015 here:–

REGENT EXTERIOR

REGENT ART DECO WINDOW

REGENT BINGO – STALLS TO STAGE

REGENT BINGO PROSCENIUM TOP

REGENT BINGO – BALCONY

Ian
Ian commented about Astor Cinema on Sep 1, 2015 at 10:01 am

Another view from 1977 here:–

ASTOR

Ian
Ian commented about Central Cinema on Aug 24, 2015 at 6:09 am

Photos from 2015 here:–

CENTRAL CINEMA

CENTRAL CINEMA – FORMER STAGE

Ian
Ian commented about Kings Picture Hall on Aug 24, 2015 at 6:05 am

Photo from 2015 here:–

FORMER KINGS PICTURE HALL

Ian
Ian commented about Empire Theatre & Theatre Royal on Aug 24, 2015 at 6:02 am

Photos from 2015 here:–

CURRENT FACADE WITH ORIGINAL INSET

STAGE WALL

Ian
Ian commented about Vernon Picture House on Aug 23, 2015 at 4:06 am

Contrary to the above information the cinema is surprisingly intact inside. The stalls floor has been levelled but the Edwardian plasterwork is in good contion, I think the original square proscenium arch survives, as does the small balcony.

Photos from August 2015 (with thanks to Flashing Services Ltd for access)

SIDE EXTERIOR

AUDITORIUM FROM REAR

PLASTERWORK

BALCONY FRONT

BALCONY VIEW

Ian
Ian commented about Byron Cinema on Aug 13, 2015 at 4:33 am

Photos taken in August 2015, as the cinema is made ready for reopening, can be viewed here:–

EXTERIOR

ART DECO WINDOW

STAIRS TO BALCONY

AUDITORIUM TO FRONT

AUDITORIUM TO REAR

Thanks to Ria for access.

Ian
Ian commented about New Empire Theatre on Jul 27, 2015 at 4:17 am

Some photos taken in November 2007, shortly before the New Empire Theatre was closed – sadly I did not get upstairs to the former balcony.

FACADE

FOYER

AUDITORIUM

STAGE WALL

Ian
Ian commented about Pavilion Cinema on Jul 24, 2015 at 10:09 am

More details from a newspaper article:– It was designed by Messrs Howarth & Howarth of Cleckheaton and was opened on 25th November 1911. In March 1913 a fire destroyed the stage which was rebuilt and the New Pavilion reopened on 16th June 1913. From 1929-31 it reverted to being a live theatre having been primarily a cinema since 1916. Films returned 1931 with the installation of sound, but the stage was still used on a regular basis up until closure on 27th July 1968. It reopened the same year as a bingo hall which lasted 20 years. It has now been derelict for a decade and is clearly in a deteriorating state as the following pictures (July 2015) show:–

NEW PAVILION

NEW PAVILION

NEW PAVILION

NEW PAVILION

Ian
Ian commented about Reel Cinema on Jul 14, 2015 at 7:38 am

In 2015 it was announced that the Reel Cinema is to be expanded by the addition of 4 screens (to the west of the existing two cinemas), 3 restaurants and some office space. The new screens will accommodate 154, 217, 162 & 173 whilst the two existing screens will be comprehensively refurbished and reduced to 217 and 100 seats within the current spaces. The whole block will be given a unified new facade. A start on the project has been delayed but is currently scheduled to begin later this year. Photos from July 2015:–

REEL EXTERIOR SCREEN 2

REEL SCREEN 1 TO FRONT

REEL SCREEN 1 TO REAR

REEL SCREEN 2 TO FRONT