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Ian commented about Cannon Watford on Jan 28, 2006 at 6:29 am

Photo of exterior from 1989 here

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Ian commented about Plaza Cinema on Jan 27, 2006 at 6:39 am

Exterior photo here:

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Ian commented about Haggar's Cinema on Jan 27, 2006 at 4:13 am

Exterior photo of Haggars here:

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Ian commented about ABC Keighley on Jan 27, 2006 at 4:09 am

Photo (as bingo hall) here:

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Ian commented about Palace Cinema on Jan 27, 2006 at 4:07 am

Photo of extreior dating from late 1980’s here:

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Ian commented about Plaza Cinema on Jan 26, 2006 at 2:26 am

More photo’s of the Plaza can be found

here for an exterior shot in around 1988
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and here for an interior shot in
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Ian commented about ABC News: No Happy Ending in 2005 For Hollywood on Dec 31, 2005 at 3:00 am

Also a longer delay before the movie is issued on DVD would help encourage attendances in cinemas.

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Ian commented about Eventim Apollo Hammersmith on Dec 19, 2005 at 5:44 am

Recent pictures of the Hammersmith Apollo can found

Exterior
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Foyer
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Auditorium
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and auditorium again
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Ian commented about St. George's Hall on Dec 19, 2005 at 5:34 am

A recent interior photograph of the auditorium can be seen here
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Ian commented about Royal Opera House on Dec 19, 2005 at 5:30 am

Photographs of the demolition can be found here
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and in happier days an interior shot here
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Ian commented about Roxy Cinema on Dec 19, 2005 at 5:27 am

The Roxy closed in September as planned and is currently boarded up awaiting demolition.

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Ian commented about Odeon Richmond on Dec 19, 2005 at 5:17 am

Recent exterior shot here
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and an interior on the same day
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Ian commented about Odeon Cardiff on Dec 19, 2005 at 5:12 am

Another exterior shot here
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and an interior shot here
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Ian commented about Odeon Birmingham on Dec 19, 2005 at 5:09 am

Interior – pre-subdivision – shot including the organ here
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Ian commented about Maindee Cinema on Dec 19, 2005 at 5:07 am

Interior shot of the Maindee as a bingo hall here
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Ian commented about Picturedrome Cinema on Dec 19, 2005 at 4:50 am

Exterior photo here
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Ian commented about Odeon Bognor Regis on Dec 19, 2005 at 4:49 am

Exterior photo as a bingo hall here
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Ian commented about Victory Cinema De Luxe on Oct 21, 2005 at 8:57 am

Pictures at HERE
and
HERE

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Ian commented about Saenger Theatre on Sep 10, 2005 at 3:11 am

From the BBC news report 10/Sept/05 :-
“Now the hope is that the French Quarter’s lure of history, food and music can become a catalyst for regeneration. Plans are being drawn up to retain historic areas of the city while rebuilding residential areas on higher ground and regenerating old wetlands to reduce the risk of future flooding. High quality transport links and projects to improve the quality of life and reduce poverty in New Orleans are high on most agendas. Bringing business and tourism back to the region is equally important.”

Clearly the BBC and the Authorities in NO are having “jollies” too!!!

Ian
Ian commented about Saenger Theatre on Sep 9, 2005 at 12:50 pm

I would sign a demolition permit for this building if it meant all those people could get their homes and lives back

What a load of pretentious nonsense! Yes, of course the human suffering is a tragedy. But the demolition of the Saenger would help no-one. The exact opposite in fact. Without the Casinos, restaurants, theatres, and old-French quarter the city would not attract the tourists who provide employment for the citizens of the city. In order to help restore their lives what remains of the history and culture of the place must be brought back – at the same time as the homes. NOW is exactly the time to start talking about restoration and that IS showing respect.

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Ian commented about Odeon Ipswich on Sep 4, 2005 at 1:11 pm

This was built in 1991 as a alternative to sub-dividing the next-door Regent Theatre (an ex Gaumont/PCT property which had been renamed Odeon). This glorious building continues on live usage. There was also a purpose built Odeon opened in 1936 in Lloyds Avenue which survives on Bingo.
Odeon (Lloyds Ave) Opened 1936. Tripled 1975. Closed 1982. Bingo.
Odeon (St Helens St) Opened as Regent 1929. Gaumont 1950. Odeon 1987. Closed 1991. Live theatre (back as Regent).
Odeon (St Margarets St) Opened 1991. Closed 2005. Derelict.

Ian
Ian commented about Dorchester Cinema on Sep 4, 2005 at 12:59 pm

The seating capacity was increased in 1935 when the theatre was remodelled (it would have seated around 1,200 by present day standards before alteration) because much of the stage area was included in the the redesigned cinema. The figure of 1,509 for the Dorchester is taken from the 1943 Kinematograph Year Book. This also gives the proscenium width as 35 feet.

Ian (of Interludes !)

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Ian commented about 'Recent Comments' Feature Offline on Aug 31, 2005 at 9:25 am

I love the site but I hope the comments section returns quicker than the “add a photograph” section! These two sections are the two I most value(d) on the site. Perhaps the CT Poll could be used to find out which features the users find the most useful. I agree that some kind of a time limit could be imposed – some theatres have 500+ comments attached to them which are near impossible to sift through. Although I also accept that some crucial information could be lost in this way.

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Ian commented about Cottage Road Cinema on Aug 22, 2005 at 8:36 am

Excellent news! If anyone can make this cinema survive then Northern Morris can!

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Ian commented about Henry Miller's Theatre on Aug 18, 2005 at 4:56 am

I cannot now remember where but I am sure I read that the new Henry Millars will be a exact replica of the old, but with more extensive foyer space and facilities.

Generally when a theatre is “dismantled” prior to “re-erectition” (as in the Apollo/Lyric which became the Ford/Hilton) this involves hacking out bits of the plasterwork so that mouldings can be taken for the new theatre rather than piecing together the old plaster.

This can, execpt to devout historians, result in a better theatre as technological advances since the orginal design can be seemlessly incorporated into the new.