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AdoraKiaOra commented about Cineworld Fulham Road on May 27, 2009 at 12:11 am

OK, many thanks Ken.
All the times I’ve seen movies here in the last 25 years I had no idea of that extension.

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AdoraKiaOra commented about Cineworld Fulham Road on May 26, 2009 at 11:53 pm

Where in the above photo is the squash court conversion screens.

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AdoraKiaOra commented about Kennington Theatre on Apr 29, 2009 at 6:26 pm

That looks a beautiful building.
What was the other cinema in Kennington that was bingo until a few years ago and now the shell of the building is housing. I think it was called ‘Granada’ when it was bingo???

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AdoraKiaOra commented about Lakeside Cinema on Apr 28, 2009 at 2:03 pm

Thank you both for your time.
You learn something new every day.

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AdoraKiaOra commented about Lakeside Cinema on Apr 28, 2009 at 10:15 am

What was/is a turn key operation?

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AdoraKiaOra commented about Maxime Cinema on Apr 13, 2009 at 2:40 pm

I love how old cinemas were known locally as the ‘fleapit’.
Swansea had 2 wonderful examples of these and my god they lived up to the name.
Both The Castle and The Carlton are no longer showing movies to make you itch, not since the late 70s.

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AdoraKiaOra commented about Gaumont Stratford on Apr 9, 2009 at 7:48 pm

In the 1980s I used to go past this facade almost daily and always thought how sad it looked.
I had no idea that such a palace sat behind!
Wow!
Was the auditorium still there up until demolition or was it long gone during all its different uses?

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AdoraKiaOra commented about Gaumont Cardiff on Mar 31, 2009 at 10:58 am

That is absolutely fascinating. Thank you so much for that.

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AdoraKiaOra commented about Gaumont Cardiff on Mar 30, 2009 at 11:11 am

I take it this is only needed when a projection box is in a difficult position in the auditorium.

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AdoraKiaOra commented about Gaumont Cardiff on Mar 28, 2009 at 5:59 pm

What is ‘keystoning’ on a screen

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AdoraKiaOra commented about Gaumont Cardiff on Mar 28, 2009 at 2:41 pm

I wish there were pictures of The Gaumont.

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AdoraKiaOra commented about Monico Cinema on Mar 28, 2009 at 2:40 pm

Thank you, your stories are fascinating.

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AdoraKiaOra commented about AMC Empire 25 on Mar 14, 2009 at 10:59 pm

The above were taken about a year ago.

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AdoraKiaOra commented about AMC Empire 25 on Mar 14, 2009 at 10:57 pm

View link

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AdoraKiaOra commented about Kensington Cinema on Mar 7, 2009 at 9:49 pm

That looks like a set for a very sad movie!

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AdoraKiaOra commented about Remembering Cinerama (Part X: Oklahoma City) on Feb 26, 2009 at 5:57 pm

London UK any chance? Please!

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AdoraKiaOra commented about Elysium Cinema on Feb 18, 2009 at 12:26 pm

http://www.flickr.com/photos/curtians/3289598275/

The quickly erected barriers after the incident described above.

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AdoraKiaOra commented about Elysium Cinema on Feb 18, 2009 at 12:03 am

On the weekend, Feb 13/14th 2009, the pavement canopy bearing the name ‘Elysium’ (seen in the pics above) partly collapsed onto the pavement hitting a passerby and putting them in hospital.
Within hours the whole canopy was removed and the entire pavement area of the building blocked of to pedestrians.
The latest news I could find on the Monday, Feb 16th, was that Swansea City Council have now placed the building on immediate demolition status and work, Im told, will be completed before the summer.
Sad news for a very impressive building left to rot alone for the last 30 years

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AdoraKiaOra commented about ABC Islington on Feb 10, 2009 at 3:24 pm

That has to be one of the best photo sets on here!
Wow!

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AdoraKiaOra commented about Odeon Richmond on Feb 4, 2009 at 8:52 pm

Sorry! I forgot, you can see already on the map link above.

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AdoraKiaOra commented about Odeon Richmond on Feb 4, 2009 at 8:51 pm

I saw the Odeon Richmond a few days ago from the window of an aircraft landing at Heathrow. Its quit a sight to see the huge auditorium so detached from the main foyer building. Maybe someone on here us able to put up the Google map of it?

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AdoraKiaOra commented about Sam's Place One and Two on Jan 29, 2009 at 12:54 am

Many thanks. I’ve just posted on its site.

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AdoraKiaOra commented about Boyd Theatre on Jan 29, 2009 at 12:53 am

When I saw a movie here in the mid/late 90s I couldn’t believe I was sitting in a theatre in such a terrible state of disrepair. Obviously the balcony was closed off but I would say that at least 40% of the orchestra seating was blocked off too. Many rows were missing altogether and it took me 3 seats to find one not broken. It was a fabulous experience seeing such a stunning theatre still open and showing movies. I had a good look around and it was certainly still showing signs of its once wonderful past. I cant remember what movie I saw but it was just me and six others there that evening.
Good luck to any project that saves this gem of a theatre.

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AdoraKiaOra commented about Sam's Place One and Two on Jan 29, 2009 at 12:26 am

Which was the very big theatre further down the street that was in a very bad shape but still open until the mid late 90s?? Sameric something?