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AdoraKiaOra commented about Astoria Theatre on Jan 18, 2009 at 7:43 am

Great picture.
Jack Goods musical, ‘Elvis’ had a very successful run there as seen in this photo.
By the way the white cover that was over the building recently has now gone and yesterday afternoon the place looked very sad and sorry for itself.

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AdoraKiaOra commented about Astoria Theatre on Jan 16, 2009 at 1:40 am

A very sad day for London theatres and London history itself.

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AdoraKiaOra commented about Futurist Cinema on Jan 13, 2009 at 2:48 am

I see this great looking facade and I’m reminded of the glorious Carlton Cinema, Swansea.

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AdoraKiaOra commented about Cine Capitol on Jan 4, 2009 at 6:22 pm

This building still looks fantastic as you stroll down Gan Via by day or night. What a great building and intact too!

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AdoraKiaOra commented about Cine Rex on Jan 4, 2009 at 6:17 pm

As of New Years Eve 2008 it was still sitting there in a very bad state indeed.

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AdoraKiaOra commented about Embassy 1 Theatre on Dec 23, 2008 at 12:47 pm

LOl That is so funny but so true!

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AdoraKiaOra commented about Taliesin Arts Centre on Dec 20, 2008 at 10:29 pm

Not sure of what screenings it does theses days but back in the 80s and 90s it was one of Swansea’s only screens showing art movies. always well attended by a whole spectrum of people.
A great little auditorium.

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AdoraKiaOra commented about Odeon Swansea on Dec 20, 2008 at 10:27 pm

A horrible place that people seem to be leaving alone since the opening of the Vue on wind Street.

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AdoraKiaOra commented about Odeon Darlington on Dec 16, 2008 at 1:19 pm

How could they have coveerd up such a gorgeous frontage?

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AdoraKiaOra commented about Civic Theatre on Dec 16, 2008 at 1:18 pm

I worked on a tour of ‘A Chorus Line’ back in the mid 80s that played a week here and back then the stage facilities were very limiting to say the least. The large orchestra for the show was housed upstairs, in the funtion room, of a pub up the road from the theatre and relayed back to the auditorium.
Beautiful, atmospheric theatre, well preserved.

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AdoraKiaOra commented about Astoria Theatre on Dec 4, 2008 at 9:01 pm

A very sad situation for Londons theatreland.

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AdoraKiaOra commented about Astoria Theatre on Dec 4, 2008 at 8:42 pm

Its coming down in January.

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AdoraKiaOra commented about Capitol Cinema on Dec 4, 2008 at 6:47 pm

I have just read the above book ‘Capitol Days’ (£9.99) and it is a great and easy read, full of great stories and facts about this wonderful theatre.
Cardiff made a big mistake by not investing in this building.
Bloody councils!

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AdoraKiaOra commented about Remembering Cinerama (Part 13: Columbus) on Nov 27, 2008 at 11:35 am

Michael, I think I’ve asked this before but do you intend on covering the wonders of Cinerama that happened in London UK?
Please!

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AdoraKiaOra commented about Piccadilly Theatre on Nov 22, 2008 at 7:38 pm

Its just as stunning today as its always been.

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AdoraKiaOra commented about Pacific 1-2-3 on Nov 11, 2008 at 7:55 pm

Ken we must have walked past this place around the same time. I was there having a look around on Oct 18th seeing ‘9 To 5 The Musical’

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AdoraKiaOra commented about Pacific 1-2-3 on Nov 10, 2008 at 7:33 pm

I spend hours looking thru your collection and sometimes even find I’ve lost whole days!

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AdoraKiaOra commented about Pacific 1-2-3 on Nov 10, 2008 at 7:30 pm

Ken’s photos are always amazing weather they be those seen here in L.A or from any corner of the word in which he visits.
Keep ‘em coming Ken! Many thanks!

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AdoraKiaOra commented about Piccadilly Theatre on Nov 8, 2008 at 12:54 pm

Thanks Ian.
i’ve often wondered what the original ceiling was like above that tin foil monstrosity?

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AdoraKiaOra commented about Piccadilly Theatre on Nov 8, 2008 at 2:04 am

The Piccadilly has a unique movable ceiling.
The entire ceiling forward of the balcony’s is a false platform that at the press of a button can be lowered to the level of the front of the second balcony. This has the immediate effect of making the huge auditorium feel much more intimate.
Used very rarely theses days but back in the 70s and 80s, when the theatre was home to more plays than musicals, it could be seen in use quiet often.
I’ve often wondered why it hasn’t been removed because it certainly isn’t the most attractive of features in an otherwise beautiful auditorium.

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AdoraKiaOra commented about Westbourne Studios on Oct 29, 2008 at 8:08 pm

Clearly visible from the trains as you arrive into London at Paddington Station. They can be seen on the left of the train about 2 mins outside the station.

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AdoraKiaOra commented about Odeon Streatham on Oct 29, 2008 at 1:00 pm

The Odeon 1 in the late 80s, early 90s used to be a great size screen on which to see new releases. At the time it must have been one of the biggest screens left around London. I can’t fathom out why they would even want to try and fit 8 screens into one building that size- yes it’s a big building but 8 screens!
I remember seeing ‘Roger Rabbit’ with a full house there and a few others around that time and the place was always full, so why chop it up.

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AdoraKiaOra commented about Remembering Cinerama (Part VIII) on Oct 27, 2008 at 11:54 am

I’m hoping that this series gets to cover Londons/ UK Cinerama history at the London Casino, London Coliseum etc. So far this series has been nothing short of fascinating!

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AdoraKiaOra commented about Astoria Theatre on Oct 20, 2008 at 1:27 pm

Blood curdling!
Shame on London for letting this go ahead.

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AdoraKiaOra commented about Astoria Theatre on Oct 20, 2008 at 11:27 am

Sickening!