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The sooner signal blocking devices are installed and used in theatres the better. I have sat and fumed as – in both live and film theatres – not only has a phone rung, but the person has answered the damn thing! Trouble is, if you make a fuss you are causing more disruption to the audience yourself, but those with a complete lack of consideration for anyone else ought to be made aware of how annoying these text and phone calls are.
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 :–