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Ian
Ian commented about Picture House on Aug 31, 2012 at 8:50 am

Two photos of the Picture House here from 1990:–

PICTURE HOUSE

PICTURE HOUSE

Ian
Ian commented about Empire Cinema on Aug 30, 2012 at 12:25 am

Some photos dating from 1990.

EXTERIOR

FOYER

SCREEN IN FORMER CIRCLE

SCREEN IN FORMER FRONT STALLS

Ian
Ian commented about Odeon Watford on Aug 21, 2012 at 12:20 pm

That is the one Mike. This was probably the best of Watfords cinemas, judging from photographs, as I never actually went in here.

I do remember going around Caters Supermarket which replaced it though!

Ian
Ian commented about Palace Theatre on Aug 6, 2012 at 1:03 am

1991 photo of ornate interior here:–

PALACE THEATRE BOXES

Ian
Ian commented about Reel Cinema on Aug 6, 2012 at 12:57 am

Exterior shot of the Reel (under the Cannon banner) in 1991:–

PLYMOUTH CANNON

Ian
Ian commented about Drake Odeon on Aug 6, 2012 at 12:54 am

Yes Simon, the Gaumont still stands.

Two recently found photos of the interior of the Drake here, both date from 1991.

DRAKE SCREEN CURTAINS

DRAKE AUDITORIUM TO REAR

Ian
Ian commented about Futurist Theatre on Aug 2, 2012 at 12:54 am

Some more photos – taken shortly before the Council meet to decide the fate of the Cinema in August 2012 – largely of areas never seen by the public.

AUDITORIUM PANORAMA

1950’s LIGHTING BOARD

ROOF VOID OVER DOME

ROOF VOID OVER BALCONY

Ian
Ian commented about Odeon Luton on Aug 1, 2012 at 12:44 am

Some 2012 photos here:–

FULL EXTERIOR

ENTRANCE EXTERIOR

AUDITORIUM FROM BALCONY

AUDITORIUM TO REAR

Ian
Ian commented about Electric Picture House on Jul 31, 2012 at 11:31 am

Photo here:–

ELECTRIC THEATRE

Ian
Ian commented about Noel Coward Theatre on Jul 31, 2012 at 1:33 am

Two views of the Noel Coward:–

EXTERIOR in 2012

AUDITORIUM in 2006

Ian
Ian commented about Palace Theatre on Jul 31, 2012 at 1:26 am

Some photos of the former theatre here (taken July 2012):–

FAÇADE

GALLERY

AUDITORIUM FROM STAGE

AUDITORIUM SIDE VIEW

AUDITORIUM STAGE VIEW

Ian
Ian commented about Plaza Cinema on Jul 19, 2012 at 11:45 am

A 1991 view of the former Plaza, looking like Bingo had recently closed.

PLAZA CINEMA

Ian
Ian commented about County Cinema on Jul 19, 2012 at 11:33 am

I have not been able to find the closing date of the Stardust Bingo, but I suspect it was nearer 2010 than the start of the decade. There are an amazing number of businesses operating within the block, presumably below the auditorium, which perhaps bodes well for its survival. The entrance (behind the shutters), for such a large building, seems to have been surprisingly muted and on a minor road. The corner block, pictured here in 2012, was seemingly not part of the cinema behind.

County Cinema

Ian
Ian commented about London Hippodrome Theatre on Jul 16, 2012 at 2:34 am

More recent photos of the restoration process in this set:– HIPPODROME RESTORATION

Ian
Ian commented about Prince of Wales Theatre on Jul 5, 2012 at 3:20 am

Some 1990 photos of the Robert Cromie interior here:–

STALLS BAR

BALCONY

VIEW OF STAGE

STALLS

DETAIL OF DECOR

Ian
Ian commented about Dominion Theatre on Jul 4, 2012 at 3:10 am

And for a comparison some interior shots from 1990, before restoration :–

FOYER

DETAIL OF BOX

VIEW OF STAGE

VIEW ACROSS AUDITORIUM

Ian
Ian commented about Granada Acton on Jul 2, 2012 at 1:06 am

Two exterior shots from June 2012

CENTRAL FACADE

FRONT & SIDE VIEW

Ian
Ian commented about Apollo Cinema on Jun 15, 2012 at 12:47 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 12:41 pm

Photo’s from circa 1989:–

SAVOY EXTERIOR

SAVOY INTERIOR

Ian
Ian commented about Stiwt Theatre on Jun 12, 2012 at 5:00 am

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

Ian
Ian commented about Stiwt Theatre on Jun 12, 2012 at 4:52 am

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 4:20 am

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 4:06 am

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

WHITEHALL CINEMA

Ian
Ian commented about Theatre Royal on Jun 1, 2012 at 11:52 am

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 11:43 am

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

BRADFORD ROYAL