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And an exterior from 1975 here:–
A photo taken around 1972 here:–
A photo dating to just before the Odeon was tripled in 1975 here:–
or a personal message facility!
Conran – I am wary of placing an e-mail address on a public forum so I have set up this temporary address
send me a message and I can reply using a permanent one! I am by no means up-to-speed but I have been agitating regarding the Palace already.
I had hoped to be invited back for a progress press event by now, but as you say it has gone quiet! When I was there the screen was still intact in the tower, but the 3 screen Forum (dreadful venue) seems to have sapped the market for films from the Spa. From what I saw of the renovations, film is not a consideration when it reopens.
Photos of the Philharmonic Hall can be found here:–
A photo of the art deco circle foyer here:–
A photo of the former Canton, as a supermarket, here:–
A photo of a different facade of the theatre here:–
A couple of photos taken in 1989 here:–
A photo from it’s auction house days here:
A 1989 shot of the derelict theatre can be found here:–
The Parkway reopened in August 2007 and these pictures were taken a week later. It is a comfortable theatre with generous legroom and a large (new) screen in the lower auditorium. It has been fully refurbished for the reopening, retaining the Odeon seating.
Photos of the Town Hall / Metro / Paramount here:–
A pre demolition shot of the Plaza in 1988 here:–
A photo of the Warner in 1987 here:–
A photo of the not-long-closed Rialto in 1987 here:–
A 1988 photo – when Chess was playing – here:–
A couple of 1988 pictures of the Royalty Theatre here:–
Don’t think the above comment applies to the Paramount / Odeon – there is no basement remaining after the 1960-ish demolition. The site is still vacant in 2007.
A pre revamp shot from 1987 here:–
A better view of the original shot on this listing here:–
Two shots from 1988 of the Pavilion:–
Here is a 1988 shot of the Empire:–
Here is a photo of the London Pavilion which now houses the Trocadero centre:–