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Ian commented about Palace Cinema on May 19, 2007 at 7:42 am

Also the entrance is in the road which is the other side of the block from Darthill Road. I think, enlarging the google map that it is called Robin Goodfellows Lane. It is a very minor road!

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Ian commented about Palace Cinema on May 19, 2007 at 7:32 am

The above text should read “closed prior to 1930” (not in mid 1930).

Photo’s from May 2007 here:–

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Ian commented about Regal Theatre on May 19, 2007 at 12:43 am

In May 2007 the Regal had a major makeover with full redecoration, new equipment, carpets and seats as a result of the town selling off the Corn Exchange building. Photos here:–

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Ian commented about Cannon Huddersfield on May 13, 2007 at 10:38 am

If you compare this photograph, taken in 1994 by myself,

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with this photograph taken more recently:

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it is very clear that the fly-tower has been reduced in height.

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Ian commented about Theatre Royal on May 11, 2007 at 7:33 am

A few photos of the Theatre Royal here:–

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Ian commented about Gaumont Norwich on May 11, 2007 at 7:31 am

And a photo as a bingo hall here:–

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Ian commented about Cannon Norwich on May 11, 2007 at 7:30 am

Exterior photo here:–

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Ian commented about Gaumont Oldham on May 11, 2007 at 7:29 am

Exterior photo here:–

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Ian commented about Theatre Royal on May 11, 2007 at 1:13 am

A view of the rear of the Theatre Royal here:–

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Ian commented about Odeon Manchester on May 11, 2007 at 1:11 am

A few May 2007 photos of the shuttered cinema:–

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Ian commented about Odeon Pennine Derby on May 11, 2007 at 1:07 am

A recent (May 2007) shot of the former Odeon Pennine:–

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Ian commented about Metro Cinema on May 11, 2007 at 1:03 am

This site of the Metro has now closed but the the cinema has relocated to another of the University buildings – The Heap Lecture Theatre at the University of Derby, Kedleston Road

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Ian commented about Hippodrome Theatre on May 11, 2007 at 1:01 am

A few exterior photos of the Hippodrome (taken May 2007) here:–

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Ian commented about Cannon Derby on May 11, 2007 at 12:59 am

A few recent exterior pictures (taken May 2007) here:–

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Ian commented about Olympia Theatre on May 8, 2007 at 6:53 am

Correction – the Royal Hippodrome, controlled by Rank, was demolished in 1980 NOT 1984 as is widely reported (including above).

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Ian commented about Center Theatre on Apr 21, 2007 at 10:43 am

To be fair these pictures did originally have the Century name. I was on holiday and did not spend a lot of time researching histories – I was told by people in the restaurant that it was called the Century.

Subsequent (internet) research has discredited that and I changed the titles.

If anyone knows better then please post …. !!!!

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Ian commented about Olympia Theatre on Apr 20, 2007 at 12:04 am

More photographs of the Olympia here:–

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Ian commented about Royal Court Theatre on Apr 18, 2007 at 11:49 pm

More views from 2004 here:-
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Ian commented about Little Theatre Cinema on Apr 16, 2007 at 2:19 pm

And another:–

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Ian commented about Forum Cinema on Apr 16, 2007 at 2:17 pm

Some photos from 2001 here:–

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Foyer:
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Ian commented about Elysium Cinema on Apr 16, 2007 at 6:21 am

Photo here:–

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Ian commented about Classic Leeds on Apr 10, 2007 at 11:56 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.

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Ian commented about Odeon Oldham on Mar 30, 2007 at 3:46 pm

Exterior photo here:–

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Ian commented about Phoenix Picturehouse on Mar 27, 2007 at 4:30 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 4:27 am

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