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Ian commented about Glenroyal Cinema on Jan 18, 2013 at 12:40 am

The Glenroyal was destroyed by fire in the early hours today (18 January 2012). The remains are deemed unsafe and are due to be demolished later in the day – Briggate being closed for the duration.

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Ian commented about Palace Theatre on Jan 5, 2013 at 1:23 am

Two other interiors from 1997 here:–

PALACE THEATRE BALCONY

PALACE THEATRE STAGE

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Ian commented about St. George's Cinema on Jan 3, 2013 at 12:18 pm

A photo of the former cinema entrance in 2006 here:–

ST GEORGES

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Ian commented about Arts Theatre on Jan 3, 2013 at 12:11 pm

The theatre is possibly up for redevelopment, plans seem to be progressing slowly for total demolition and basement replacement of a small theatre.

Interior photos from 2011 here:–

ARTS THEATRE

ARTS THEATRE

Ian
Ian commented about Grand Theatre on Jan 3, 2013 at 11:57 am

A photo from circa 1976 as Tiffany’s :–

GRAND THEATRE

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Ian commented about Palladium Cinema on Jan 2, 2013 at 7:47 am

Photo of the façade of the Palladium in 1992 here:–

PALLADIUM CINEMA

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Ian commented about Alhambra Palace Theatre on Jan 2, 2013 at 7:43 am

Are you sure this one has gone?

The interior can be seen in the film “The Entertainer” (Laurence Olivier)

Photo from 1992:– ALHAMBRA THEATRE

Ian
Ian commented about Empire Cinema 1-4 on Jan 2, 2013 at 7:38 am

A photo of the Empire here from 1992:–

EMPIRE THEATRE

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Ian commented about Odeon West End on Dec 18, 2012 at 2:09 am

Still operating at the end of 2012 :–

ODEON WEST END

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Ian commented about Odeon Studios Leicester Square on Dec 18, 2012 at 2:07 am

The Odeon Studios were re-opened on 30th November 2012.

ODEON STUDIOS

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Ian commented about Odeon Leicester Square on Dec 18, 2012 at 2:05 am

Two 2012 images of the Odeon:–

ODEON LEICESTER SQUARE

ODEON LEICESTER SQUARE

Ian
Ian commented about Forum Cinema on Dec 17, 2012 at 1:35 am

Two photos from 1991 as a bingo hall.

FORUM – EXTERIOR

FORUM – INTERIOR

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Ian commented about Regent Cinema on Dec 7, 2012 at 1:37 am

In 2012 the Regent is unused, the snooker hall appears to have closed circa 2010.

2012 Photos:–

REGENT CINEMA

REGENT CINEMA

Ian
Ian commented about ABC Blackpool on Dec 7, 2012 at 1:33 am

2012 photo here

ABC THEATRE

Ian
Ian commented about ABC Blackpool on Dec 7, 2012 at 1:26 am

The Syndicate closed circa 2010 and the building in 2012 is unused and for sale.

Ian
Ian commented about Hollywood Cinema on Nov 2, 2012 at 2:31 am

Two shots of the Hollywood Cinema in 2003:–

REAR EXTERIOR FORMER LITTLE THEATRE SCREEN

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Ian commented about Hollywood Cinemas on Nov 2, 2012 at 2:28 am

Interior shot of the largest auditorium in January 2003:–

HOLLYWOOD CINEMA

Ian
Ian commented about Odeon West End on Oct 31, 2012 at 2:22 am

Two interior photos from 2008 :–

SCREEN 1 – FORMER BALCONY

UPPER FOYER

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Ian commented about Empire Picture Playhouse on Oct 31, 2012 at 2:11 am

Two more interior photos from 2003:–

CEILING

BALCONY

Seems there is a chance that the Empire might be restored in the near future, use uncertain.

Ian
Ian commented about Cine Capitol on Oct 30, 2012 at 9:58 am

Photo of the Capitol in 2003.

FAÇADE

Ian
Ian commented about Majestic Cinema on Oct 29, 2012 at 2:25 am

The former Majestic has now been converted to – at the time of writing – unlet retail space with a possible separate live music venue in the basement. Most surviving internal features have been retained but additional windows have been punched through at ground floor level. Two photos from October 2012.

MAJESTIC CINEMA

MAJESTIC CINEMA

PS – can the name of this entry be changed back to Majestic now please?

Ian
Ian commented about Albert Theatre on Oct 20, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Some photos from 2007 after closure but before alterations:–

EXTERIOR

REAR STALLS

PROSCENIUM

SIDE WALL DECOR

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Ian commented about Odeon Camden Town on Oct 18, 2012 at 12:47 am

It has been split into (I think) four auditoria, with the 5th in the former Regency space.

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Ian commented about Cannon Lincoln on Oct 3, 2012 at 1:31 am

Two interior shots from 1987 here:–

BALCONY TO REAR

SCREEN TABS

Ian
Ian commented about ABC Dunstable on Sep 1, 2012 at 3:46 am

Not really registered before, but I have just noticed how the upright Union name hides the deco bas-relief panel above the central window. I assume that the two uploaded photos are fairly close to opening, judging from the traffic, so it is strange that a key part of the façade should be hidden, either from the start or very soon after.