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With Sarasa being shot 65mm 5 perf ( Todd-AO ) : how many theatres are left in the States that can show 5 perf ( as opposed to 15 Imax, or 8 perf Iwerks ).
Great to see Ron Fricke doing his 5 perf stuff ahain : Baraka was fantastic.
Fab picture you found Howard : I used to go there as a kid,,but when it had been sub-divided and the upper circle was shut off from the main auditorium !
this one on their website
That (28 feb )is one fabulous picture : and what an appropriate title on the canopy !
most recent picture…..any news, Tim Addyman, and Happy New ‘save York Odeon 'Year to you :>)
check these beauties out !
and the piece de resistance
A much earlier photo here : part of a collection I bought from ebay
Another post-card from my own collection. Enjoy
Some pix of the outside : renowned for it’s beautiful gardens ( something you rarely hear of in relation to cinemas !
Sad loss, here’s another picture
I have two more to add…one in colour from the'50’s !
another picture for you Tim
Here’s a great link to TWELVE 1930’s original beauties of this beauty !
here’s another picture. albeit lo-res scan, higher to follow
Some more photo’s here from the 1930’s
fabulous news : hats off to you and your campaign Tim, and let’s raise a glass to you and Reel Cinema !
Lost Memory, that one is in Scotland !
The Tatler’s that I recall( er hem researched ) were cheap 70’s take-overs that made a quick buck out of soft-porn exploitation, often in run-down…or soon to be running-down areas…eg Walthamstow (former Empire cinema 1913 ), The art-deco restored Rio in Hackney ( Dalston exactly ), The Classic,the first ever called that, in South Croydon
Hope that helps a bit ?
Apparently some raving idiots broke into it May 2007 and caused a lot of internal damage.
Paul , and others in their quest, I am positive there was a book issued about 6 years ago…. I have to try and trackitdown at home (hidden somewhere in a 100 books/booklets and about 300 post-cards on cinemas. !)
However, you may well want to check out ( and join !) The Mercia Cinema Society, which, funnily enough was started by 4 people in Birmingham, but covers all the UK and further afield
also, check out The CTA, Cinema Theatre Association
Hi Tim, hmmmmm leisure sector, now is that cinema/theatre/music/bingo/variety/pub….comedy…
re enlightened cinema chain, remember I mentioned Empire Cinemas ? Did anyone contact them ?
Hi I recently had a very detailed tour of many of the ‘nooks and crannies’ the only remaining decorI saw of the original is in the #biggest# screen, which is in the front stalls area, featuring that groovy 60’s panelling : screen still pretty humoungous at a very short throw, but not a touch on the previous sense of occasion one became accustomed to….
I went to this last year : it was fabulous: Herbert Bonn, the host, is a tremendously entertaining and exceedingly generous gentleman.
The projection crew were fabulous with the extremely hard work to be done.
One slight correction, the projector used is actually a very very steady DP75, one of a pair.
Tim, thanks for all your hard work: don’t give up the fight!
Have you contacted Empire Cinemas about this great cinema ?
Judging by what I have seen so far, they would be , possibly, one of the best ‘candidates’ to take it over, run it properly, restore that famous sign, employ people passionate about cinema-going and keep this lovely lady of the Odeon circuit going, and not allow property developers or people who don’t give a damn run/ruin it further ?
I have to say, hats off to Empire Cinemas, Bell Theatre Services ( Max and Lawrence particularly), Harman, Andre Mort and all the many others involved in what they have achieved at this truly flagship cinema:
I viewed Thunderball this morning, in Panavision, in mono, and it looked and sounded fabulous for what is essentially , a 41 year old film, recorded in Westrex Recording mono technologies of the day, printed from an internegative, and just looked amazing !
The staff were courteous and friendly, and I , like many fellow cinema/film fans would love to see this massive effort publicised more: and of course, to see Empire cinemas expand this care and expertise accross all their cinemas acquired and new.
Empire Cinemas:please spread the word more about the earlies at the Empire !
Tomorrow is ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’
Hi Ken and co,
herewith a recent link about final re-opening: I missed the London News programme during this week, but believe it to be accurate via mypartner Katie.
CJ, in the case of such a classic branding as the Odeon circuit was, and in particular to how THIS Odeon sign looks, it would be criminal to remove it, hide it from public view or other.
The Odeon Bromley, now run by the( highly exciting attitude ) still has the Odeon signage ( albeit very late Odeon branding.
Apart from all the local people knowing it as their Odeon, the name has become synonymous with going to the cinema, not unlike Hoover…
So no harm in keeping it IMHO