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More photos of the Embassy here:–
VIEW ACROSS THE ROOF TOWARDS THE STAGE TOWER
STAGE TOWER AND DRESSING ROOMS
FORMER MAIN ENTRANCE
A photo with the building in use as the showroom here:–
FORMER IMPERIAL CINEMA
A few interior shots from 2007:–
ART DECO CIRCLE FOYER
ART DECO CEILING
Some better images from 2011 here:–
AUDITORIUM FROM STAGE
AUDITORIUM FROM DRESS CIRCLE
An exterior shot from 2011. The upper level is reportedly intact but in a very poor state – a request for access was refused because “the floor is not safe” – the former ground floor stalls area is still in use as Rileys Snooker Hall. There appears to be much use of stained glass in the windows.
MAJESTIC / ODEON
In November 2011 the Odeon is receiving a major refurbishment, inside and out. The two mini’s have already been finished, the exterior has been repaired and repainted and is still under scaffolding, and the the main screen refurb is due to start shortly.
Please correct the town name, there is no Wolver!
Then delete this comment.
A photo of the Cannon shortly before demolition here
A 1960’s view of the Odeon here
A photo of the cinema under the Cannon branding, and with a 3 screen operation
EXTERIOR CANNON CINEMA
Some photo’s from the 1990’s of the Queens Hall
Photo from October 2011
ODEON LOTHIAN ROAD
Still derelict in October 2011 – traces of the New Victoria lettering can be seen on the façade
Seen in October 2011
The Gap store moved in 2011 and the building has been “refurbished” and awaiting a new tenant. All traces of the interior of the cinema have been stripped with the exception of a fragment of plaster dado on a former staircase on a side wall.
A photo with scaffolding:–
WEST END CINEMA
Some photos from 2004:–
AUDITORIUM TOWARDS STAGE
Photo’s of the ABC / Cannon as a cinema in 1989:–
ORIGINAL PROSCENIUM ARCH and STAGE
I think the circle was kept as a single unit, the No 2 screen being located elsewhere (cafe perhaps?)
Two shots of the Spanish City Theatre / Carlton Bingo from 2009:–
BARREL VAULTED CEILING AND BALCONY
Photos of the Filmhouse from October 2011
MAIN AUDITORIUM TO REAR
MAIN AUDITORIUM TO SCREEN
Photos of the superb Alhambra Theatre taken in October 2011:–
EXTERIOR WITH NEWLY RESTORED SIGN
CIRCLE BOX OFFICE
STALLS CIRCLE AND BOXES
I think the final paragraph in the main description about being on the Buildings at Risk register needs amending.
Photos of the Cameo from 2011:–
NO.3 SCREEN AUDITORIUM
MAIN SCREEN AUDITORIUM
The Picture House (Caley) is in good condition and functions as a 1,500 capacity live music venue. This is mainly standing, but the front five rows of the balcony are padded bench seating. Photos from October 2011 below.
AUDITORIUM ACROSS STAGE
AUDITORIUM TOWARDS REAR
The seating capacities are much reduced from the figures above (and I think the 1972 capacities are the wring way around – the smaller cinema was the rear stalls one). The Dominion is still going strong in 2011 as the photos below show.
REAR OF SCREEN 1
SCREEN 1 TOWARDS REAR
SCREEN 1 TOWARDS SCREEN