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Nice set of photos,look forward to the book. For the benefit of those with slow connections, the article starts on page 10 of the magazine.
Stories on the new concert hall opening confirm the Lincoln has been sold by the NWS, but gave no information concerning the plans for future development of retail space at the Lincoln.
Any word of the retail scheme?
A good projectionist did a really great job in the carbon arc days, and most here took the job seriously.
However, if you want a less flattering cinema version of a projectionist, see “Clash by Night” where the slimy projectionist (Robert Ryan) makes the moves on Barbara Stanwyck. Never the wisest move, but also one of the very few behind the scenes representation of the movie exhibition business.
Opened on November 19 with the new Harry Potter film, 16 euro per car.
Afraid that opening a drive in in Ireland, in a recession which is only deepening, and in the middle of winter, must be up there with crossing Niagara in a barrel, it can be done but not recommended. This venue is also close to the small multiplex in Midelton.
Picture Reversed – The other side of Paradise?
Cinema closed at the end of August 2010.
Cinema is to close this month. Unclear what happens to the building.
Well said, possible to be very wealthy and have no sense of taste, or any regard for the very limited historical heritage of a district.
Whatever excuse might apply in cash strapped rustbelt towns does not apply here. Shame indeed.
Passing today the LED sign said that a new digital projection system was in operation in all cinemas.
This cinema was apparently still substantially unchanged inside but it was in use by a church group when seen in 2008. At that time the interior was all white, which muted the original decorative elements, and cinema style seats were retained.
The survival of the Marco cinema is amazing, as the location is not particularly convenient for many on the island. A kind of end of the road location, in a mall that, as I watched it from year to year until about my last visit five years ago, gradually lost more and more tenants and only had facilities that were unlikely to draw crowds. And those were the good years in Florida. It is, however, close to several big beachfront hotels and condos, all within walking range, though few in this area walk anywhere (running or jogging, yes but walking no!).
Thanks for that, would really like to see the Bridgeport cinema. Nice lighting effects give a spooky feel. Some might get a chance to see the exhibition of the photos in Paris, mentioned at the end of slideshow.
How amazing, especially as the house looked relatively small in the exterior shots. What a positive attitude he has.
Well worth reading is a book by Natasha Fraser-Gordon on Sam Spiegel, sometimes SP Eagle, and his involvement with “The African Queen” as well as many other classics. It helps to explain the distribution complexities as well as being a very entertaining story of a mogul for whom the phrase “larger than life” is a distinct understatement!
Remains shut, no signs of any activity either demolition or any preparations for demolition.
Kino cinema closed on 29 November 2009 due to financial problems.
Happy birthday Senator – Times are hard for you just now but this cinema is far too important to be lost and my best wishes to all working to keep it alive.
Even when newsreels came as part of a programme, there was regular moaning by cinema goers about newsreels, – too much foreign coverage, too little foreign coverage, too much sport, not enough for women, too many fashion shows in the newsreel. They also, of necessity, covered fixed date events and often missed the “real” news. As the British Pathe archive is freely available on line, you can see for your self how true that might be. There was also something of a tension between news, more interesting to adults, and cartoons, more interesting to kids in the business plan. Adults and kids more rarely do things together now than in the past and the cinema market is heavily dominated by teens and young adults, likely to be interested in neither genre.
Interesting articles, obviously based on some research on early exhibition. The story of the all family cinema orchestra is amusing, and it is also interesting to reflect on the inconvenience of being called “Kaiser” in 1917.
“ There is an additional attraction called "Les Etoiles du Rex”, looking like a Euro Disney attraction, which takes you on a ‘self conducted’ backstage tour…"
While this tour is somewhat geared to the teenage kicks and thrills market, it is still worth doing.This attraction embraces some history, film clips, mock participation in special effects etc. It does not visit the theatre auditorium at all, but you do have an all too brief view of it, backward from the glass walled lift that rises from behind the stage to the attraction level which sems to be mainly in the ceiling void. There is no view of the stage or proscenium arch. There is also a display of projection equipment in a box type location, – though this is of course now placed at the “wrong” end of the cinema.
Permission for demolition of the Stella Cinema and for the new apartments has been granted.
The planning appeal board has made findings critical of the proposed redevelopment of this major site, including rejecting the 13 story block that was one element. They also criticised the local authority, for non respect of their own area development plans.
So more delay, uncertainty and the future of the Carlton, now closed for almost fifteen years, remains unclear. Will a revised development still go ahead, will the Carlton facade move up the street?
Took a while but I found my information eventually, hiding in plain sight.
The Darcy Palace first opened on 6 March 1914, with â€œMark Anthony and Cleopatraâ€, it was designed by the architect Bouchard and it had about 1,100 seats, but they claimed 1,500. During World War II it was a â€œSoldatenkinoâ€. Additional screens were added from 1976, with the sixth screen added in 1995.
Well deserved Howard, for a long fight for the Boyd.