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Ian commented about Tower Picture House on Apr 13, 2013 at 8:04 pm

Photo shortly after closure here:–

LEEDS TOWER CINEMA

I believe the the auditorium is still intact and lies to one side of the arcade

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Ian commented about Brighouse Cinema @ The Civic Hall on Apr 13, 2013 at 7:59 pm

Photo of the auditorium in 2002 here:–

CIVIC HALL

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Ian commented about Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre on Apr 8, 2013 at 4:00 pm

The 60’s frontage can be seen here, it too has been removed and replaced (in 2000).

HIPPODROME FACADE c1988

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Ian commented about Gaumont Birkenhead on Apr 7, 2013 at 1:44 pm

The former Gaumont is largely intact inside in it’s new use as a store. Some photos from 2010:–

GAUMONT AUDITORIUM

GAUMONT FOYER

GAUMONT EXTERIOR

Ian
Ian commented about Castro Theatre on Mar 28, 2013 at 2:37 pm

A couple more photos of the Castro in 2000 here including a stage one showing the top of the organ. Sad it might be moved out of such a fitting setting :–(

CASTRO EXTERIOR

CASTRO STAGE

Ian
Ian commented about Everyman Cinema on Mar 25, 2013 at 11:24 am

Pre opening photo’s here (March 2013)

EVERYMAN at night

EVERYMAN – daytime

Ian
Ian commented about Bristol Hippodrome Theatre on Mar 16, 2013 at 8:23 pm

Some interior photos here (taken in 2001):–

HIPPODROME – towards rear

HIPPODROME – towards stage

HIPPODROME – across auditorium

Ian
Ian commented about Spanish City Theatre on Mar 16, 2013 at 8:50 am

Another much earlier shot of the proscenium arch (circa 1994)

EMPRESS STAGE

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Ian commented about Gaumont Whitley Bay on Mar 16, 2013 at 8:48 am

Another view of the former Empire here (c1994)

GAUMONT

Ian
Ian commented about Radio City Music Hall on Mar 15, 2013 at 9:15 am

A view of the foyer taken in 2000 here:–

RADIO CITY FOYER

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Ian commented about Hudson Theatre on Mar 15, 2013 at 9:13 am

Two photos of the interior of the Hudson before the recent renovation took place:–

HUDSON THEATRE – view to stage

HUDSON THEATRE – view from stage

Ian
Ian commented about Grand Lake Theatre on Mar 14, 2013 at 9:42 am

Two photos from 2000 of the interior of the larger screen with the ornate curtains in place.

GRAND LAKE

GRAND LAKE

Ian
Ian commented about St. Francis Theatre on Mar 13, 2013 at 8:15 pm

Photo from 2000, not long before closure:–

ST FRANCIS CINEMA

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Ian commented about Fairfield Halls on Mar 13, 2013 at 9:41 am

2001 photo of the Fairfield Halls

FAIRFIELD HALLS

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Ian commented about Vue Purley Way on Mar 13, 2013 at 9:39 am

2001 Photo (as the Warner):–

WARNER MULTIPLEX

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Ian commented about Safari Cinema on Mar 13, 2013 at 9:37 am

Photo still operating as the Safari in 2001:–

SAFARI CINEMA

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Ian commented about Fox Oakland Theater on Mar 12, 2013 at 7:07 pm

Two photos of the exterior taken in 2000, just after restoration had apparently started, but was not yet visible!

FOX OAKLAND

FOX OAKLAND

Ian
Ian commented about Rivoli Theatre on Mar 11, 2013 at 7:24 pm

Photo from March 2000 here, showing the exterior and stage house:–

BERKELEY RIVOLI THEATER

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Ian commented about Castro Theatre on Mar 10, 2013 at 5:07 pm

A rescued (from an under-exposed negative) photo of the Castro interior taken in March 2000, showing a part of this magnificent theater :–

CASTRO SPLAY WALL

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Ian commented about Crown Gotham Theatre on Mar 9, 2013 at 3:24 pm

A photo shortly before closure here:–

GOTHAM CINEMA

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Ian commented about Coronet 1 & 2 on Mar 9, 2013 at 12:10 pm

A photo from April 2000 showing the closed theatres here:–

CORONET CINEMA

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Ian commented about Beech Hill Cinema on Mar 8, 2013 at 12:36 pm

Is it possible that this and the Westgate cinema listed on CT were the same building under different names? This one (Beech Hill) opened in 1930 if the date on the façade is correct. It later became the Royal Bingo Club, but I am not sure if the Royal name was ever applied during the cinema days – the KYB for 1964 lists it as Beech Hill.

ROYAL BINGO CLUB

Ian
Ian commented about Royal Opera House on Mar 4, 2013 at 8:04 am

A 1989 shot here of the façade:–

OPERA HOUSE

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Ian commented about Futurist Theatre on Mar 4, 2013 at 8:02 am

A 1989 shot of the exterior here, when all the cladding tiles were the same colour and the other businesses in the block were up and running!

FUTURIST THEATRE