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Ian
Ian commented about Granada Acton on Jul 2, 2012 at 9:06 am

Two exterior shots from June 2012

CENTRAL FACADE

FRONT & SIDE VIEW

Ian
Ian commented about Apollo Cinema on Jun 15, 2012 at 8:47 pm

The stalls area became a live concert venue called the M Club. The cinema originally had a full stage with a notably high fly tower. The plans were to replace with a Sainsbury’s store.

Photographed in April 2011:–

PLAZA CREWE FRONT

PLAZA CREWE REAR

Ian
Ian commented about Savoy Cinema on Jun 15, 2012 at 8:41 pm

Photo’s from circa 1989:–

SAVOY EXTERIOR

SAVOY INTERIOR

Ian
Ian commented about Stiwt Theatre on Jun 12, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Image now changed to correct building – very quick! :–)

Ian
Ian commented about Stiwt Theatre on Jun 12, 2012 at 12:52 pm

The above image (Google) is not the theatre.

Images from 2011 here:– EXTERIOR

STAGE FROM BALCONY

BALCONY

PROSCENIUM DETAIL

Ian
Ian commented about Whitehall Palace Cinema on Jun 8, 2012 at 12:20 pm

The Cinema was actually a conversion of the 1883 Grosvenor Hall in 1913, although the hall had been used for films on occasions before. The frontage was designed by F Edward Jones in 1936 in order to “modernise” the cinema after the Radio Centre / Classic / Cannon began construction.

Ian
Ian commented about Whitehall Palace Cinema on Jun 8, 2012 at 12:06 pm

A slightly more recent photo of the façade of the former cinema here:–

WHITEHALL CINEMA

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Ian commented about Theatre Royal on Jun 1, 2012 at 7:52 pm

Some photos of the the Theatre Royal here:–

FACADE 1988

AUDITORIUM BLOCK

SIDE VIEW

Ian
Ian commented about Classic Royal Cinema on Jun 1, 2012 at 7:43 pm

A photo from circa 1985 of the closed building here:–

BRADFORD ROYAL

Ian
Ian commented about Victoria Cinema on May 15, 2012 at 2:41 pm

I think that may be my mistake. http://www.newmarketlhs.org.uk/nlhscorrespondence7.htm states :_ “Newmarket has been home to a number of cinemas over the years. The Doric, now Millionaires bar and nightclub, in High Street, ran between March 1937 and July 1964. Innocence, the nightclub across the road, was once the Kingsway Cinema, while Boots, the former Carlton Hotel, was the Victoria Cinema. There was also once a cinema in Black Bear Lane. Newmarket has a cinematograph history and you can read about one of the earliest public performances on our website, under ‘Local Fire Tragedies’ this occurred in what is now Ann Furbank’s fashion shop on Rutland Hill (then the Town Hall) and resulted in serious loss of life and many injuries. Yes, the Kingsway and the Doric flourished betwen the nineteen twenties and the fifties, the golden age of cinema popularity. The Doric opened in 1937 and the first film shown was Will Hay in ‘Good Morning Boys’. Particularly during WW II it was usual to see long queues along the High Street for the evening and Saturday afternoon performances. With the advent of television, cinemas slowly declined. As the Journal article points out both the buildings now serve as Night Clubs.”

Confusingly the address of the Kingsway Cinema was listed as being Kingsway, leading me to identify this photo as the Victoria. I’ll amend the flickr caption. All three cinemas seem to have been on the High Street.

Ian
Ian commented about Gaumont Whitley Bay on May 11, 2012 at 7:39 pm

The former Gaumont was demolished several years ago, and in June 2009 the site was still vacant.

WHITLEY BAY EMPIRE

Ian
Ian commented about O2 ABC Glasgow on May 11, 2012 at 7:28 pm

A 1993 shot as the MGM cinema here :– GLASGOW ABC

Ian
Ian commented about New Coliseum Cinema on May 7, 2012 at 8:04 pm

A 2009 photo of the façade of the Coliseum, at which time the housing development on the site of the auditorium had not been started.

COLISEUM

Ian
Ian commented about Grand Theatre on Apr 28, 2012 at 7:43 pm

A photo of the building in 1996 GRAND THEATRE

Ian
Ian commented about Shepherd's Bush Empire Theatre on Apr 27, 2012 at 1:27 pm

A 2012 view

EMPIRE

Ian
Ian commented about Shepherd's Bush Pavilion on Apr 27, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Demolition of the auditorium is now underway.

EXIT DOOR PAVILION

Ian
Ian commented about Watford Palace Theatre on Apr 26, 2012 at 7:16 pm

Some more photos of the Watford Palace here:–

EXTERIOR IN 1980

INTERIOR FROM STAGE IN 2010

INTERIOR TO STAGE IN 2001

The modern lighting fixture is hugely controversial!

Ian
Ian commented about Regal Cinema on Apr 26, 2012 at 7:11 pm

Two further images from shortly before demolition, although I thought this was after 1989 … :–

REGAL

REGAL

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Ian commented about Parc and Dare Theatre on Mar 30, 2012 at 9:12 am

Photographs of the Park & Dare as it prepares for next years Centenary celebrations in 2013:–

EXTERIOR

AUDITORIUM FROM STAGE

AUDITORIUM

STAGE

FLY FLOOR

Ian
Ian commented about Plaza Cinema on Mar 24, 2012 at 9:12 am

Some 2012 photos

PLAZA

PLAZA LETTERING

PLAZA SHOP

Ian
Ian commented about Regent Cinema on Mar 21, 2012 at 7:36 pm

The entrance bears no resemblance to the cinema

REGENT FACADE

Ian
Ian commented about Prince of Wales Theatre on Mar 19, 2012 at 8:40 am

Photos from March 2012

EXTERIOR

BOX DETAIL

PROSCENIUM

AUDITORIUM TO REAR

STAGE GRID

Ian
Ian commented about Albert Hall Cinema on Mar 18, 2012 at 8:46 am

March 2012 picture. The disintegration of the rendering is revealing the original stone façade

ALBERT HALL

Ian
Ian commented about Palace Theatre on Mar 18, 2012 at 8:43 am

In a very poor state a year later

PALACE THEATRE

Ian
Ian commented about Elysium Cinema on Mar 18, 2012 at 8:42 am

Still there in March 2012.

FACADE

AUDITORIUM EXTERIOR