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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.
Two other interiors from 1997 here:–
PALACE THEATRE BALCONY
PALACE THEATRE STAGE
A photo of the former cinema entrance in 2006 here:–
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:–
A photo from circa 1976 as Tiffany’s :–
Photo of the façade of the Palladium in 1992 here:–
Are you sure this one has gone?
The interior can be seen in the film “The Entertainer” (Laurence Olivier)
Photo from 1992:–
A photo of the Empire here from 1992:–
Still operating at the end of 2012 :–
ODEON WEST END
The Odeon Studios were re-opened on 30th November 2012.
Two 2012 images of the Odeon:–
ODEON LEICESTER SQUARE
Two photos from 1991 as a bingo hall.
FORUM – EXTERIOR
FORUM – INTERIOR
In 2012 the Regent is unused, the snooker hall appears to have closed circa 2010.
2012 photo here
The Syndicate closed circa 2010 and the building in 2012 is unused and for sale.
Two shots of the Hollywood Cinema in 2003:–
FORMER LITTLE THEATRE SCREEN
Interior shot of the largest auditorium in January 2003:–
Two interior photos from 2008 :–
SCREEN 1 – FORMER BALCONY
Two more interior photos from 2003:–
Seems there is a chance that the Empire might be restored in the near future, use uncertain.
Photo of the Capitol in 2003.
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.
PS – can the name of this entry be changed back to Majestic now please?
Some photos from 2007 after closure but before alterations:–
SIDE WALL DECOR
It has been split into (I think) four auditoria, with the 5th in the former Regency space.
Two interior shots from 1987 here:–
BALCONY TO REAR
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.