Showing 76 - 100 of 157 comments
This is one of two photos of the Towne Centre Cinema in Naples, Florida taken some years ago.
The Towne Centre is a shopping mall outside Naples, it is not located in the immediate downtown of Naples, which still retains a lively downtown area unlike some places.
The seemingly eternal saga of the poor Carlton, fixed and frozen in time continues.
It seems that the Irish Planning Appeal Board is to consider objections to the very large scale O'Connell St redevelopment plan, which would have seen the Carlton facade (only, rest of facility demolished) reconstructed further up the street, as part of a major shopping / apartment development. A considerable number of objections, some general, but many relating to redevelopment of the premises roughly behind the Carlton in Moore Street,will be considered.
So the situation
That book is excellent also, a good testament to a fine architect who died relatively young. Worth having.
A visit to the Paramount, Oakland can now allow an inspection of the newly restored Fox, Oakland which is an easy stroll away
In trouble and likely up for sale, see story
Sounds very good but for many of us a cheque in sterling is either an impossibility, or else attracts very significant pain and some considerable cost in going to the bank and securing a sterling bank draft, for what is a relatively small sum for each and every issue.
Might be a lot easier if a subscription was offered, with the ability to pay by credit card. Good luck with your venture.
Monumental, cinema exterior shown here
There are several references on the web, including one person quoted in a story by a Reuters reporter, which state that the Vox Cinema was demolished. One says it happened in the late 1970’s.
There is a brief exterior clip of a Cine Metro in Santiago early on in the Fitzpatrick Travelogue “Chile, Land of Charm” from MGM.
This is available to view on the TCM website, but is dated 1937. It seems to match the description above, could the opening date have been earlier?
Once the largest, and for many years the only, cinema in the prestigeous Grafton Street area of Dublin, which is still the most expensive shopping street today, the Green was sacrificed for a major redevelopment of the site for shopping development,which took some years before it was built. (Most city centre Dublin cinemas were on the North side of the River or very close to it.) This cinema was located roughly where the TGIF Restaurant is now, the more appropriately named “Planet Hollywood” venture having only lasted a relatively short time there.
Perhaps this will help.
While the original Ormonde faced the street directly, the redeveloped cinema complex is accessed from a short (private?) lane and the entrance is now at right angles to the main road.
It remains closed, now with more dust in evidence.
The original Darcy Palace opened around the time of World War I. During WW II it served as a Soldatenkino for the German forces. The present cinema complex retains the original street facade of the original Darcy Palace. I have, somewhere but just now mislaid, more details of the history, which I will post if they turn up.
Here is a photo of the Newry Omniplex small foyer, showing some of the characters from film history who are commemorated there.
The Omniplex is upstairs in a shopping mall and has no exterior presence other than some signs on the Mall wall.
Excellent news, hope to walk across it (with clean shoes of course) very soon.
If in Budapest, this really needs to be seen. Amazingly the cinema retains splendid and really ornate entry spaces worth a visit alone. An Indian themed cafe in the crypt like basement, though new, is amazingly appropriate while another cafe upstairs on the first floor is also worth a visit.
Passed it last week and regret to report it seems to have closed, but probably not too long ago, as it remains in good condition. It might be just temporary. It is also not listed in the Budapest cinema listings.
A sign on the building might have been a “for sale” sign, but unfortunately I know no Hungarian, so I could not translate it or it might have been related to the apartments upstairs. Hunting through books in a Budapest bookshop, I came across a photo of the Atrium when new, this was dated 1933, rather earlier than is suggested above.
According to media reports, some locals are objecting to plans to build a four story block in place of the Stella Cinema. They claim that they need measures to deal with alleged asbestos in the roof structure of the former cinema during any demolition exercise.The replacement building would provide apartments upstairs.
While many of the original attributes of the cinema do indeed survive, adaptation for shop use included inserting new intermediate floors and side doors. At least one of the original cinema toilet facilities has also survived, in what seems like original condition.
Sorry, that should be 1928 above in place of 1926, a premiere in 1926 would have been really seeing something!
A little display inside the Pushkin says, in so far as I could follow it without knowing Hungarian, that the Singing Fool had its Hungarian premiere at the Forum in September 1926.
Still closed, more dust but no signs of activity of any sort. A no trespassing sign in the porch.
Sorry to hear the Marivaux has gone, glad I took the photos shown at the Flickr site above.
The apartments built here are now for sale. The retained part of the facade and the cinema name leave some memory of the Strand Cinema.
The first public showing of the Lumiere process in Belgium was indeed held in a theatre in this indoor gallery, but not as the earlier poster says, at the current location of the Arenberg, but elsewhere. This was on 1 March 1896, not 1895.
I recently saw the middle part of “How the West was Won” again on television here, and I mean literally the middle,just part of the screen from the original Cinerama presentation was visible, running from the centre to just beyond the joins on both sides. Often the actors on both sides were entirely out of shot, yet holding a dialogue. Sometimes the operator woke up and panned across, but often it was too late, by the time the penny dropped. It was a very faded print also.
“How the Mighty are Fallen”
If you never saw it in a theatre, it is hard to envisage how it once looked.