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The Regal Cinemas closed down in August 2006 when the long-delayed opening of the multiplex took place. Bingo continues in the stalls area at present – but for how much longer.
Picture, dating from 1992 when it was the Cannon, here :-
And another 1992 picture of the exterior as a store here :
Another exterior shot before closure as the Odeon here :-
Its the same old story – run a theatre down, forget to replace light bulbs and the community is glad to see a re-development!
Later they will miss the facility, but by then the developers will have had their profits and will have moved on.
Another exterior picture from 1986 :–
and an interior shot of the auditorium from the same time :–
And an interior shot of Odeon 1 – the largest screen after tripling :–
Another exterio picture from 1991 here :
A photo of the former front stalls area as the new Funny Girls Theatre here :
Photo of the Odeon Tower (and signage) just prior to closing here :
Some photos dating from the opening of the cinema here :–
entrance and paybox
And one more picture showing in detail the contraversial signage:
Two pictures taken on August 31st 2006, the final day of operation.
Interior (Screen 1):
and by day in the same month :–
Another view of the foyer in August 2006 :–
August 2006 photo of the shop – the cinema canopy remains:–
Detail of the upper facade in August 2006 here (click on “all sizes” above the picture for a detailed look!):–
August 2006 photo of the tower here :–
August 2006 detail of facade here:–
Picture of the corner tower taken in August 2006 here:–
Another (sad) picture after closure here:
A few more pictures of the Essoldo – large size!:
Interior (as bingo hall)
Two photographs of the Curzon here:–
Interior (main screen in former circle) :
Interior shot of one of the screens after sub-division here :–
Another exterior view here:–