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Some interior photos here (taken in 2001):–
HIPPODROME – towards rear
HIPPODROME – towards stage
HIPPODROME – across auditorium
Another much earlier shot of the proscenium arch (circa 1994)
Another view of the former Empire here (c1994)
A view of the foyer taken in 2000 here:–
RADIO CITY FOYER
Two photos of the interior of the Hudson before the recent renovation took place:–
HUDSON THEATRE – view to stage
HUDSON THEATRE – view from stage
Two photos from 2000 of the interior of the larger screen with the ornate curtains in place.
Photo from 2000, not long before closure:–
ST FRANCIS CINEMA
2001 photo of the Fairfield Halls
2001 Photo (as the Warner):–
Photo still operating as the Safari in 2001:–
Two photos of the exterior taken in 2000, just after restoration had apparently started, but was not yet visible!
Photo from March 2000 here, showing the exterior and stage house:–
BERKELEY RIVOLI THEATER
A rescued (from an under-exposed negative) photo of the Castro interior taken in March 2000, showing a part of this magnificent theater :–
CASTRO SPLAY WALL
A photo shortly before closure here:–
A photo from April 2000 showing the closed theatres here:–
Is it possible that this and the Westgate cinema listed on CT were the same building under different names? This one (Beech Hill) opened in 1930 if the date on the façade is correct. It later became the Royal Bingo Club, but I am not sure if the Royal name was ever applied during the cinema days – the KYB for 1964 lists it as Beech Hill.
ROYAL BINGO CLUB
A 1989 shot here of the façade:–
A 1989 shot of the exterior here, when all the cladding tiles were the same colour and the other businesses in the block were up and running!
A 1989 shot here showing the building operating as the Capitol Plaza under Mecca.
The Ritz was turned into an indoor market, this too closed and after a period of dereliction the building was demolished at the end of the 20th Century.
A few negatives recently rediscovered (mis-filed) has yielded some new digitally enhanced scans of the interior of this cinema:–
VIEW ACROSS AUDITORIUM
AUDITORIUM FROM STAGE
All taken shortly before closure.
Given that this cinema was renamed Cannon for only a few months, could it not perhaps go under its “proper” name on CT?
I think you may be right JohnGn – it was referred to as the ABC Ritz, but it closed about the time the circuit was rebranded with the sole ABC name.
The Regent is offered at auction with a guide price of £60,000 later this month.
“FOR SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION ON FRIDAY 22ND FEBRUARY 2013 AT 11AM, AT THE MCDONALD TICKLED TROUT HOTEL, PRESTON NEW ROAD, PRESTON, PR5 0UJ. PRICE GUIDE: £60,000 – £70,000Extensive two storey former Regent Cinema, more recently used as Riley’s, bar, pool and snooker hall. The property was built in the early 20th Century and is of brick built construction with decorated tiled frontage located on the corner of Church Street and Regent Road in a superb Town Centre location. The property has a tall three storey domed tower with ornate parapet walls. Internally and externally the property requires extensive renovation works and comprises a large pool hall with bar area and WC’s, two snooker rooms, a large disused theatre, cellar and boiler room.”
The signs are not good …
Photo from 1995 here:–
Opened 1945 designed by José González Edo. It closed in 2009, had a 9 million Euro restoration and reopened in 2010. Three screens are very modern, one in an ornate traditional style with balcony. Now owned by the City of Malaga.
Pre-restoration photo from 1995 here:–