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Ian commented about Forum Cinema on Apr 16, 2007 at 12:17 pm

Some photos from 2001 here:–

Exterior:
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Foyer:
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Auditorium:
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Ian commented about Elysium Cinema on Apr 16, 2007 at 4:21 am

Photo here:–

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Ian commented about Classic Leeds on Apr 10, 2007 at 9:56 pm

From the English Heritage Website:–

Why do we list?

The word ‘listing’ is a short-hand term used to describe one of a number of legal procedures which help English Heritage to protect the best of our architectural heritage. When buildings are listed they are placed on statutory lists of buildings of ‘special architectural or historic interest’ compiled by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990, on advice from English Heritage.

Listing is not intended to fossilise a building. A building’s long-term interests are often best served by putting it to good use, and if this cannot be the one it was designed for, a new use may have to be found. Listing ensures that the architectural and historic interest of the building is carefully considered before any alterations, either outside or inside, are agreed.

Why are buildings chosen?

We select listed buildings with great care. The main criteria used are:

  • architectural interest: all buildings which are nationally important for the interest of their architectural design, decoration and craftsmanship; also important examples of particular building types and techniques, and significant plan forms
  • historic interest: this includes buildings which illustrate important aspects of the nation’s social, economic, cultural or military history
  • close historical association with nationally important buildings or events
  • group value, especially where buildings comprise an important architectural or historic unity or are a fine example of planning (such as squares, terraces and model villages)

The older and rarer a building is, the more likely it is to be listed. All buildings built before 1700 which survive in anything like their original condition are listed, as are most built between 1700 and 1840. After that date, the criteria become tighter with time, because of the increased number of buildings erected and the much larger numbers which have survived, so that post-1945 buildings have to be exceptionally important to be listed. Buildings less than 30 years old are only rarely listed, if they are of outstanding quality and under threat. See See post-war listing.

Why are there three grades?

Listed buildings are graded to show their relative importance:

  • Grade I buildings are those of exceptional interest
  • Grade II* are particularly important buildings of more than special interest
  • Grade II are of special interest, warranting every effort to preserve them

There are 370,000 or so list entries currently protected by listing, and of those by far the majority – over 92% – are Grade II. Grade I and II* buildings may be eligible for English Heritage grants for urgent major repairs.

Ian
Ian commented about Odeon Oldham on Mar 30, 2007 at 1:46 pm

Exterior photo here:–

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Ian commented about Phoenix Picturehouse on Mar 27, 2007 at 2:30 am

The Phoenix was equipped for digital screenings in January 2007.

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Ian commented about Gaumont Oldham on Mar 27, 2007 at 2:27 am

The nightclub has closed and the former Gaumont is due to be demolished.

Ian
Ian commented about Roxy Cinema on Mar 27, 2007 at 2:25 am

The Roxy is no more. It fell to the demolition crew in February 2007.

Ian
Ian commented about Woolton Picture House on Mar 27, 2007 at 2:23 am

The Woolton has been sold to a consortium and it is planned to reopen the cinema soon. Good news!

Ian
Ian commented about ABC Leicester on Mar 27, 2007 at 2:20 am

Work stripping out the former ABC Savoy started in February, ahead of demolition.

Ian
Ian commented about Regal Cinemas on Mar 27, 2007 at 2:18 am

Gala Bingo vacated the Regal / Odeon building in February, leaving the entire building empty. Its future now looks very uncertain.

Ian
Ian commented about Roxie Cinema on Mar 18, 2007 at 9:58 am

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Ian commented about Regency II on Mar 18, 2007 at 9:54 am

Exterior photo here:–

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Ian commented about Red Vic Movie House on Mar 18, 2007 at 9:49 am

Exterior photo here:–

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Ian commented about Orpheum Theatre on Mar 18, 2007 at 9:46 am

A few more pictures of the Orpheum here:–

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Ian commented about Metro Theater on Mar 18, 2007 at 9:39 am

Exterior photo here:–

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Ian commented about Golden Gate Theatre on Mar 18, 2007 at 9:36 am

Photo of the corner tower here:–

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Ian commented about Lumiere Theatre on Mar 18, 2007 at 9:33 am

Exterior photo here:–

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Ian commented about St. Francis Theatre on Mar 18, 2007 at 9:27 am

Photo (exterior) here :–

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Ian commented about Brattle Theatre on Mar 17, 2007 at 11:10 pm

Exterior photo here:–

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Ian commented about Shattuck Cinemas on Mar 17, 2007 at 12:48 pm

Another exterior photo here:–

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Ian commented about Jack London Stadium 9 on Mar 17, 2007 at 12:31 pm

Another exterior photo here:–

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Ian commented about Center Theatre on Mar 17, 2007 at 12:17 pm

Two pictures of the Century here:–

Exterior:-
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Interior (larger version of the picture above):-
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Ian commented about Paramount Center on Mar 17, 2007 at 12:12 pm

A pre-renovation exterior pic here from 2000. I was able to gain access to the very dilapidated interior at the time, but was not allowed to take a photograph!

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Ian commented about Modern Theatre on Mar 17, 2007 at 12:08 pm

An exterior pic – taken in 2000 – here:–

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Ian commented about Cutler Majestic Theatre on Mar 17, 2007 at 12:04 pm

Exterior picture here:–

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