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Ian
Ian commented about New life at the Rex Cinema on Jan 24, 2007 at 12:47 pm

This used to be my local cinema in the 1970’s & 80’s and was always a favourite.

What is so lovely now is the “kick-in-the-teeth” to all those who said the cinema was unviable / an eyesore / past its sell-by date! Just look at the programme of films – and the majority of them are SOLD OUT! How many cinemas can say that?

Pre-restoration pictures can be seen here:-
http://flickr.com/photos/12494104@N00/365799104/
http://flickr.com/photos/12494104@N00/92192258/
http://flickr.com/photos/12494104@N00/365799100/
http://flickr.com/photos/12494104@N00/365799102/
http://flickr.com/photos/12494104@N00/365799103/

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Ian commented about Royalty Cinema on Jan 24, 2007 at 12:33 pm

An old exterior shot – from 1978 – is here:–

http://flickr.com/photos/12494104@N00/332844635/

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Ian commented about Palladium Cinema on Jan 23, 2007 at 5:15 pm

Photo from 1998, when still in use for bingo, here:–

http://flickr.com/photos/12494104@N00/342497753/

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Ian commented about Empire Cinema on Jan 23, 2007 at 5:08 pm

Exterior photo dating from 1998 here:–

http://flickr.com/photos/12494104@N00/342514686/

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Ian commented about Odeon Camberwell on Jan 22, 2007 at 1:29 pm

Another exterior photo of the Odeon as Dickie Dirts here:–

http://flickr.com/photos/12494104@N00/365965077/

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Ian commented about Odeon Hemel Hempstead on Jan 22, 2007 at 1:27 pm

Two more exteriors from 1988 here:–

http://flickr.com/photos/12494104@N00/365981525/

http://flickr.com/photos/12494104@N00/365981519/

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Ian commented about Rex Cinema on Jan 22, 2007 at 9:32 am

More pre-renovation photos here:

Exterior:-
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Circle passage:-
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Auditorium:-
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Ian commented about Cannon Deansgate on Jan 22, 2007 at 5:04 am

Couple of interior pics here.

Whilst still a cinema in 1986:-
http://flickr.com/photos/12494104@N00/364937181/

After conversion to a pub – showing some of the restored original ceiling:-
http://flickr.com/photos/12494104@N00/294034716/

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Ian commented about Roxy Cinema on Jan 21, 2007 at 6:01 pm

Photo in the Bassetlaw Museum archives here:

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Ian commented about Odyssey Cinema on Jan 21, 2007 at 5:54 pm

Exterior in 1988 here:-
http://flickr.com/photos/12494104@N00/77307744/

Proscenium arch in main screen here:-
http://flickr.com/photos/12494104@N00/77307746/

One of the mini’s beneath the balcony here:-
http://flickr.com/photos/12494104@N00/77307748/

Picture across the balcony here:-
http://flickr.com/photos/12494104@N00/77307747/

Ian
Ian commented about Majestic Theatre on Jan 21, 2007 at 7:01 am

A series of photographs taken in 2007 are available.

Exterior here:-
http://flickr.com/photos/12494104@N00/361635642/

Interior of auduitorium (side view and boxes) here:-
http://flickr.com/photos/12494104@N00/361635640/

View of circle area here:-
http://flickr.com/photos/12494104@N00/361635637/

Ian
Ian commented about Sleaford Cinema on Jan 21, 2007 at 6:55 am

A exterior pic of the Picturedrome as it is in 2007 can be found here:–

http://flickr.com/photos/12494104@N00/361608986/

and a picture of the foyer is here:–

http://flickr.com/photos/12494104@N00/361608985/

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Ian commented about Town Hall on Jan 21, 2007 at 6:52 am

A contemporary photo of the Town Hall auditorium is here:

http://flickr.com/photos/12494104@N00/361635633/

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Ian commented about Odeon Harlow on Jan 19, 2007 at 1:40 pm

Early in 2007 the former Odeon remains unused and boarded up. All signs and branding have been stripped from the exterior of the cinema.

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Ian commented about Former Cannon Cinema, Stockport on Jan 19, 2007 at 1:31 pm

There is an exteral picture here:–

http://flickr.com/photos/12494104@N00/214259532/

and an internal one of the lower screen here :–

http://flickr.com/photos/12494104@N00/214259531/

I’ll try and upload some others if I can find them, but I seem to think I did not get many good shots on this day.

Ian
Ian commented about Palace Cinema on Jan 19, 2007 at 9:42 am

The Windsor has been renamed the Palace Cinema and continues to screen films. There are plans to install an organ.

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Ian commented about Cottage Road Cinema on Jan 19, 2007 at 9:38 am

It was reported in the Yorkshire Evening Post that the Cottage Road Cinema is once again a profitable venue and its future is more assured under the control of Northern Morris Cinemas. The bar has recently reopened.

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Ian commented about Palace Cinema on Jan 19, 2007 at 9:34 am

The Palace Cinema has been put up for sale – it is continuing to operate in the meantime.

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Ian commented about Everyman Baker Street on Jan 19, 2007 at 7:40 am

This is another recent photo of the Screen:–

http://flickr.com/photos/12494104@N00/218471943/

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Ian commented about Odeon Worthing on Jan 10, 2007 at 7:14 am

And another exterior photo here – shortly before demolition :–

http://flickr.com/photos/12494104@N00/351995239/

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Ian commented about Odeon Exeter on Jan 10, 2007 at 7:12 am

A photo from just before the rebranding took place :–

http://flickr.com/photos/12494104@N00/351995241/

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Ian commented about Continentale Cinema on Jan 10, 2007 at 7:09 am

A photo of the Continentale before closure here:–

http://flickr.com/photos/12494104@N00/352007842/

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Ian commented about Cannon Luton on Jan 10, 2007 at 7:06 am

Exterior photo of the ABC here :–

http://flickr.com/photos/12494104@N00/352007843/