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irishcine commented about Greater Union Russell Cinemas on Oct 1, 2007 at 8:15 am

Recent photos are at
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irishcine commented about Plaza Theatre on Sep 23, 2007 at 2:24 am

Some recent photos of the Plaza, Sydney are here.
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The Mc Donalds retains some of the original features, in what is basically a rather dark and modern McDos, but in the Planet Hollywood, perhaps appropriately for faux Hollywood,the cinema is all gone. It is still impressive from the outside, but as the street is narrow and busy, an unobstructed photo is hard to get.

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irishcine commented about Cine Yara on Sep 1, 2007 at 10:01 pm

A few recent photos of the Yara, which is still open, undivided and operating as a cinema are here.

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irishcine commented about Palace Theatre on Sep 1, 2007 at 9:57 pm

Recent photo of the Metro nightclub is here
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irishcine commented about Cinema Gil Vicente on Jul 7, 2007 at 10:18 pm

Recent photos are here
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irishcine commented about Strand Cinema on Jul 7, 2007 at 10:14 pm

A view of the Strand taken shortly before demolition is shown here -
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irishcine commented about Korston Cinema on Jun 3, 2007 at 5:56 pm

A recent photograph of the Korston Cinema in Kazan

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irishcine commented about Movix Kyoto on May 13, 2007 at 6:16 am

One of several photos of the Movix cinema

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irishcine commented about Teatro Sierra Maestra on Mar 6, 2007 at 7:17 am

This cinema is extant, closed, with some deterioration during the years of closure. It is now the subject of keen efforts to rehabilitate it, for future arts use, by some local interests.

Indeed it is designed as an ornate Mayan style atmospheric and it was better known as the Teatro Lutgardita, the name used before Sierra Maestra was adopted.It is located in the Rancho Boyeros district of Havana, very close to Havana airport.

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irishcine commented about Grand Opera House on Jan 28, 2007 at 5:06 am

A photo of the Grand Opera House in Belfast, showing the new extension opened in 2006. This photo was taken in January 2007.

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irishcine commented about Grand Opera House on Jan 28, 2007 at 4:14 am

Further renovation and extension to the Grand Opera House, Belfast took place in 2006.

This includes a new starkly modern extension at the side, which includes the cleverly named “Baby Grand” bar and also cafe facilities. This provides the box office and the new usual entry to the complex.

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irishcine commented about Carlton Cinema on Dec 31, 2006 at 7:57 pm

As of today, there is basically no change to the situation at the Carlton cinema and no resolution to the dispute concerning redevelopment.

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irishcine commented about Cine Coliseum on Dec 26, 2006 at 8:07 pm

An exterior view of the Coliseum Cinema is at

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irishcine commented about Cine Marivaux on Dec 9, 2006 at 8:19 pm

Some recent photos of the former Marivaux Cinema in Luxembourg are at

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irishcine commented about Alhambra Cinema on Nov 27, 2006 at 7:46 am

Very interesting – not illustrated in the two books I have about interwar Tel Aviv! Anybody know if it still exists?

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irishcine commented about 1930's cinema artwork on Nov 24, 2006 at 7:53 pm

Great find

You may well know that the studios circulated designs for these promotional displays, and local artists often followed those designs fairly closely. Of course, others created their own displays entirely from their own imagination. There is an interesting book “The Lost Artwork of Hollywood” by F Basten, which you may find interesting which covers this subject.

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irishcine commented about Century Cinema on Oct 23, 2006 at 5:03 am

An exterior photo taken about two years ago is at
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Since then the shop tenant has changed.

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irishcine commented about Theatre De Luxe on Oct 7, 2006 at 7:01 pm

Recent exterior photo, after repair works on the exterior, is at

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To modify the comment above, the exterior vaguely Egyptian / Art Deco look, partly retained today, is the product of a remodeling which dates from 1934.

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irishcine commented about Colony Theater on Oct 4, 2006 at 6:21 am

Two more photos of this former cinema here
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irishcine commented about State Theatre on Oct 4, 2006 at 6:18 am

Some recent photos of the former State Cinema, Dublin here
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The State Cinema, despite the name, was never owned by the government at any time.

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irishcine commented about Metro Big Cinema on Oct 4, 2006 at 5:52 am

According to a recent press release the Metro is now the `Metro Adlabs' following reconstruction by by Mumbai-based Atul Desai & Associates.

It is now a six-screen multiplex, with five standard-sized cinemas with an average capacity of 290 seats each. It also has a mini-theatre of 30 seats, called the `Ebony Lounge'. The latter has recliner seats, leather panelling and wooden flooring. The building has street-level shops, six floors of offices, restaurants and a parking lot next to the cinema.

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irishcine commented about Capitol Theatre on Sep 29, 2006 at 9:17 pm

Some further shots at

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irishcine commented about State Theatre on Sep 27, 2006 at 5:41 am

Somehow missing from the earlier post by me is the date of opening, which was April 24th 1954.

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irishcine commented about Cathay Cineplex Cinemas on Sep 27, 2006 at 5:32 am

A recent exterior photo of the Cathay is at

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irishcine commented about Plaza Cinema on Sep 4, 2006 at 7:12 am

A picture of the former Dorset / Plaza /Cinerama Cinema taken shortly before its demolition in 2005 is at
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This photo shows it as the National Wax Museum (closed), which was the final use of this building and with exterior advertising features promoting the Wax Museum.