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Ian commented about Reel York on Aug 31, 2006 at 9:12 pm

Two pictures taken on August 31st 2006, the final day of operation.

Exterior:
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Interior (Screen 1):
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Ian commented about Curzon Soho on Aug 19, 2006 at 6:22 am

and by day in the same month :–

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Ian commented about Dominion Theatre on Aug 19, 2006 at 6:21 am

Another view of the foyer in August 2006 :–

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Ian commented about ABC Baker Street on Aug 19, 2006 at 6:17 am

August 2006 photo of the shop – the cinema canopy remains:–

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Ian commented about Odeon West End on Aug 19, 2006 at 6:05 am

Detail of the upper facade in August 2006 here (click on “all sizes” above the picture for a detailed look!):–

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Ian commented about Odeon Leicester Square on Aug 19, 2006 at 6:03 am

August 2006 photo of the tower here :–

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Ian commented about Empire Cinema on Aug 19, 2006 at 6:00 am

August 2006 detail of facade here:–

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Ian commented about Astoria Theatre on Aug 19, 2006 at 5:57 am

Picture of the corner tower taken in August 2006 here:–

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Ian commented about Odeon Sale on Aug 14, 2006 at 10:00 am

Another (sad) picture after closure here:

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Ian commented about Essoldo Stretford on Aug 14, 2006 at 9:58 am

A few more pictures of the Essoldo – large size!:

Exterior
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Interior (as bingo hall)
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Ian
Ian commented about Curzon Cinema on Aug 14, 2006 at 9:55 am

Two photographs of the Curzon here:–

Exterior:
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Interior (main screen in former circle) :
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Ian commented about Roxy Cinema on Aug 14, 2006 at 6:17 am

Interior shot of one of the screens after sub-division here :–

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Ian commented about Peacock Theatre on Aug 14, 2006 at 6:10 am

Photograph here:

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Ian commented about Odeon Bury on Aug 14, 2006 at 6:08 am

Another exterior view here:–

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Ian commented about Dancehouse Theatre on Aug 14, 2006 at 6:04 am

Exterior photo here – after closing but before the canopy and name were altered:–

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Ian commented about Cannon Deansgate on Aug 14, 2006 at 6:02 am

Another picture here when still a cinema:–

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Ian commented about Crown Cinema on Aug 14, 2006 at 5:50 am

Two further exterior pictures here:–

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Ian commented about Cannon Stockport on Aug 14, 2006 at 5:48 am

Two photos taken when it was the Cannon Cinema here :–

Exterior
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Interior (former stalls screen)
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Ian commented about ABC Ionic Golders Green on Aug 13, 2006 at 6:41 am

Another exterior photo of the Ionic (around 1982 – scanned image) here :–

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Ian commented about Odeon Haymarket on Aug 13, 2006 at 6:38 am

Another photo of the exterior whilst still open :–

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Ian commented about Lumiere Cinema on Aug 13, 2006 at 6:37 am

Finally a scanned photo of the cinema when open (as the Lumiere) here :–

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Ian commented about Regal Cinema on Aug 13, 2006 at 6:22 am

Three more exterior shots of the Regal Edmonton here – all scanned images from the late 1980’s:–

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Ian commented about Odeon Kensington on Aug 13, 2006 at 5:56 am

Four 1980’s photos scanned:–

Exterior
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Main auditorium
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One of the mini's
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The original barrel vaulted ceiling
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Ian commented about Futurist Theatre on Jul 21, 2006 at 1:45 pm

Local paper (Scarborough Evening News)today reports:–

From Scarborough Evening News 21/07/2006

[i]People power saves theatre

A THEATRE will remain on the Futurist site on Scarborough’s seafront, council documents have revealed.

This change of thinking by the council follows protests by more than 1,350 readers who responded to a Scarborough Evening News campaign.

The venue has been threatened with closure and demolition for more than four years since Scarborough Council announced plans to sell off the theatre and surrounding site for redevelopment.

The council had said nothing in recent years in support of the long-term future of the Futurist, and was silent on a consultant’s report that backed the retention of the theatre as an option.

This led to the Evening News campaign last November to defend it, and many letters in response by readers.

Scarborough’s Renaissance team gave support to the campaign. It was also brought to the attention of regional development agency Yorkshire Forward, which will influence the type and scale of development on the site.

In acknowledging the strength of feeling of Scarborough people over the Futurist, and the work of Barrie Stead in operating the theatre since 2002, the report states:

“The main benefit of the refurbishment scheme is that it would respond to community wishes.

“In recent years, it has been managed successfully with a relatively small management cost to the council.”

In the new document, the council unveils its preferred options for the area â€"– and both involve keeping a theatre on Foreshore Road, either by refurbishing the existing building or by creating an entirely new one.

It has yet to be decided whether the current facade will be retained. A report which has been sent to the council’s ruling cabinet group finally rejects the idea of creating a commercial development without a theatre, or building a new theatre elsewhere.

But the report controversially says that the revamped theatre could have only between 1,000 and 1,500 seats. This would re-ignite huge protest because it has been proven that the 2,000-seat present capacity can be full, and a reduced capacity would deter big names and shows from including the Futurist on national tours.

21 July 2006
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Ian
Ian commented about Odeon Wardour Street on Jul 1, 2006 at 8:09 pm

Another couple of photos after closure here:–

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