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Ian commented about Majestic Cinema on Jul 28, 2007 at 3:28 pm

A 2007 shot of the exterior – the nightclub has now closed, and the Majestic is rumoured to become a Casino, this may well involve restoring the interior.

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Ian commented about Odeon Brighton on Jul 27, 2007 at 3:55 pm

The Kingswest Centre containing the Odeon cinema complex was not the site of the former Odeon Palladium. The Brighton Centre occupies the Palladium site.

Photo of the Kingswest Odeon shortly after opening (cinema entrance at rear of building):
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A more recent picture of the seafront facade:
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Ian commented about Odeon Brighton on Jul 27, 2007 at 3:34 pm

Correction to the above information – the Kingswest Centre is not on the site of the former Opera House / Palladium / Odeon, It is the Brighton Centre (Conference venue and Concert Hall) which occupies the site of this former Frank Matcham designed theatre.

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Ian commented about Odeon Brighton on Jul 27, 2007 at 3:30 pm

A photo taken just as the demolition men took control of the building in 1990:-
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As they were part way through their work:-
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The entrance foyer after 17 years of dis-use:-
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Finally, a photo taken just after closure, before it was boarded up and showing the canopy:-
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Ian commented about Odeon Leicester Square on Jul 21, 2007 at 11:36 am

It was all renewed 3 years ago with “state of the art” facilities – but every one says that!

I can try and find out for you.

This part of the comments would be better on the Futurist page rather than the Odeon Leicester Square.

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Ian commented about Cineworld Cinema - at the Empire Theatre on Jul 20, 2007 at 5:43 am

A couple of recent exteriors so you can judge for yourself about the new look marquee:–

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Ian commented about Odeon Leicester Square on Jul 19, 2007 at 2:20 am

Not true – Harry Potter is on at present.

The theatre has a 6 week summer season of live shows – with films in the afternoons and one evening a week.

Outside this it is a cinema 95% of the time with occasional one night live performances.

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Ian commented about Empire Theatre on Jul 15, 2007 at 2:33 pm

Another photo as a bingo hall here :–

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Ian commented about Reel York on Jul 15, 2007 at 11:18 am

Tim – IF you are able to get in during the clean-up / transformation, and you need a friend with a camera ………. !!

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Ian commented about Reel York on Jun 25, 2007 at 5:06 am

Another photo from 1991 here – a visit by the Cinema Theatre Association :–

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Ian commented about Stephen Joseph Theatre on Jun 25, 2007 at 5:04 am

Photos taken during the conversion of the Odeon Cinema to the Stephen Joseph Theatre here:–

Exterior:
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Foyers:
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McCarthy Auditorium â€" the former rear circle of the Odeon:
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The Round Theatre â€" in the now gutted front stalls area of the Odeon:
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Ian commented about Carlton Cinema on Jun 23, 2007 at 3:20 pm

Exterior from 1973 here:–

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Ian commented about ABC Brighton on Jun 23, 2007 at 3:19 pm

Another exterior here :–

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Ian commented about Odeon Kemp Town on Jun 23, 2007 at 3:17 pm

A slightly earlier shot of the former cinema here:–

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Ian commented about Victoria Pavilion (Winter Gardens) on Jun 23, 2007 at 3:15 pm

A view from 1934 here :–

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Ian commented about Reel York on Jun 16, 2007 at 10:59 am

Yes Tim! I am THAT Ian !!!! (aka stagedoor on flickr for the closing night pics). Your group certainly made a spectacular entrance – added a showmanship style sadly lacking from Odeon for the occasion.

To quote from ‘Fiddler on the Roof’, Kev, “From your mouth to God’s ears”

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Ian commented about Reel York on Jun 16, 2007 at 9:42 am

Excellent news! Any news on the opening date?

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Ian commented about Essoldo Hartlepool on Jun 6, 2007 at 9:26 am

The Regal / Essoldo is now known as the Carlton Bingo Club.

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Ian commented about Hippodrome Theatre on Jun 6, 2007 at 9:21 am

Exterior photo’s taken in 2007 here:–

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Ian commented about Town Hall Theatre on Jun 6, 2007 at 9:19 am

Photos taken in 2007 here:–

Exterior:-
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Interior:-
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Ian commented about Essoldo Hartlepool on Jun 6, 2007 at 9:05 am

Photos of the Essoldo here:–

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Ian commented about Regent Cinema on Jun 6, 2007 at 3:14 am

A few photos of this single screen cinema here :–

Exterior (side view):
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Interior:-
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Ian commented about Odeon West Hartlepool on Jun 6, 2007 at 3:09 am

A few photos taken in 2007 of the derelict Odeon:–

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Ian commented about Odeon Bournemouth on Jun 4, 2007 at 9:54 am

Little changed in this 1989 shot as the Granada Bingo Club:–

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Ian commented about Odeon Manchester on Jun 4, 2007 at 9:51 am

A report from the Cinema Theatre Association, who put the Odeon forward for an urgent spot-listing, states that:–

“We were completely shocked and horrified to discover from the English Heritage inspector that most of the interior decoration had been deliberately trashed in a targeted removal of anything of architectural merit.”