Showing 126 - 150 of 160 comments
Recent photos are at
Some recent photos of the Plaza, Sydney are here.
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.
A few recent photos of the Yara, which is still open, undivided and operating as a cinema are here.
Recent photo of the Metro nightclub is here
Recent photos are here
A view of the Strand taken shortly before demolition is shown here -
A recent photograph of the Korston Cinema in Kazan
One of several photos of the Movix cinema
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.
A photo of the Grand Opera House in Belfast, showing the new extension opened in 2006. This photo was taken in January 2007.
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.
As of today, there is basically no change to the situation at the Carlton cinema and no resolution to the dispute concerning redevelopment.
An exterior view of the Coliseum Cinema is at
Some recent photos of the former Marivaux Cinema in Luxembourg are at
Very interesting – not illustrated in the two books I have about interwar Tel Aviv! Anybody know if it still exists?
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.
An exterior photo taken about two years ago is at
Since then the shop tenant has changed.
Recent exterior photo, after repair works on the exterior, is at
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.
Two more photos of this former cinema here
Some recent photos of the former State Cinema, Dublin here
The State Cinema, despite the name, was never owned by the government at any time.
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.
Some further shots at
Somehow missing from the earlier post by me is the date of opening, which was April 24th 1954.
A recent exterior photo of the Cathay is at
A picture of the former Dorset / Plaza /Cinerama Cinema taken shortly before its demolition in 2005 is at
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.