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have you tried the new Empire Circuit, after their recent takeover of several Odeons?
Update folks with timings :
check this website out :
3 of the films are in german ( dubbed ) the rest are in English
to all comments about New York etc fair play, but you guys in the states have had more 70mm theatres than any country in the world : so give Germany and Europe a go ! we haven’t got Egyptian theatres on our doorstep.
Anyhows , moving swiftly on : each screening is only 9 euros, or 65 e for the weekend : a bargain !
the best website is here
Herewith the official website of this cinema
I first saw this cinema in a quirky goosey (!) feature film called ‘Laughterhouse’ , made about 1986 and written by Brian Glover , starring, Ian Holm
missed the t but enjoyed the music !
Here’s a very good link by a dedicated and upset local !
tap on the following link
And go to Odeon Cavalcade, select Finsbury Park…. and see three later pictures of this wondrous cinema
I’m trying to get a link for the interiors submitted soon…
A 70 mm print was also screened in London at the famous Empire Theatre Leicester Square as a couple of one-offs on Sundays to great acclaim : I believe it was circa 1982/3. The chap who had the ‘savvy’ to run it was Denis Crowley who used to program and run a 99 seat indepent cinema in the heart of the U.K’s film world, at 76, Wardour Street Soho : The Roxie cinema, previously The Essential Cinema run by a chap called Derek Hill who had changed it ‘from a tart-house into an arthouse’ ! ( his quote )
The Roxie was used during daytimes as a preview cinema ( screening room ) for film professionals : ‘ tis now a pub/offices and is not remotely recognisable as ever being in use as a cinema
for an earlier 70’s B/W picture
And go to Odeon Cavalcade, select Odeon York…. and see three pictures of this wondrous cinema
And go to Odeon Cavalcade, select Odeon Holloway…. and see EXTENSIVE pictures of this wondrous cinema
go to Odeon Cavalcade and select B for Balham, et voila
Herewith a link with a lot of recent interior photo’s
And an interior picture from 1935 for a Silver Jubilee celebration.
I remember the Ritzy well, as I used to go there on a Saturday night after finishing my shift at Streatham Odeon ( FKA The Astoria ).
Great programming and friendly staff.
Herewith a link to an early picture from 1911, and an interior of the restored auditorium : hats off
And here is one in colour !
:>) kev p
I went to the last day’s screening’s there, prior to the demolition.
The supermarket chain Marks And Spencers swallowed up the space, albeit, the offices to the side is called “ Academy” Buildings.
An early picture can be found on this wonderful link.
Some great pictures and stories of this still standing cinema can be seen at the following very entertaining link
found another photo link that does work : this I believe is from the opening day
Hi there , first-timer here,
I worked at Streatham Astoria as an usher and voluntary projectionist in the early 80’s : then it was three screens, albeit the original circle still had , as screen 1, a might 1,095 seats, along with a 45 wide screen on ‘scope.
The two smaller theatres were larger than most' mini’s, with I believe, 267 seats each.
Projectors in the original box were Victoria 8’s ( albeit minus the 70mm capacity due to a blocking in the 60’s, the Regal up the road got 70 1st.. I believe )
Now as can Ken rightly mentions, chopped up into 8… yuk.
There was a very good link by the former chief, Geoff Gill, now at Brighton Odeon, but the link seems to be down at the mo' ,
Ken, I have to say, you knowledge of theatres blows me away : I have collected books on and off for 20 years, had a break, and am now doing a'refresher'.
best to a brilliant website.
I will in due course be posting a lot of photos of the UK side : I have about 10 ABC managers yearbooks from mid- 50’s to mid-60’s.
( Kev Phelan )