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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

Ian
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

Ian
Ian commented about Art Cinema on Feb 19, 2012 at 9:29 am

Some 2012 photos of the Art here:–

EXTERIOR

AUDITORIUM TO REAR

AUDITORIUM SIDE VIEW

AUDITORIUM TO STAGE

Ian
Ian commented about Odeon Bury on Feb 18, 2012 at 8:47 am

In February 2012 the Odeon survives empty amidst all the redeveloped area. Externally at least it still looks in good condition. Photos:–

ODEON EXTERIOR

ODEON FACADE

Ian
Ian commented about Capitol Theatre on Feb 5, 2012 at 7:39 pm

Newly found information:–

The Capitol closed for alterations which separated the circle into a 630 seat cinema, whilst the former stalls accommodated 1,400 bingo players. A wall was constructed at the front of the balcony with a new screen surrounded by a swagged pelmet and fronted by new curtains. The architects involved were Eric Neve and Associates, the contractors were F Shepherd & Son Ltd, the cost was claimed to be £30,000. The Cinema re-opened 11th March 1968 with “Smashing Time” starring Rita Tushingham.

This followed a months closure the previous year when from 7th May 1967 to the 5th June the Capitol was closed for alterations and redecoration in the hands of Mecca. From this point the films were shown once nightly, seen from seats in the circle, whilst bingo was played in the stalls afternoons and early evening. This was reported as costing £60,000.

The cinema did not last very long and after it had closed the balcony sub-division was removed to restore the Capitol to its original appearance for bingo throughout. The usual staircase at one side of the balcony to the stalls was installed.

Source Evening News 11/3/1968 – includes photo.

Ian
Ian commented about Screen Cinema on Feb 5, 2012 at 7:21 pm

A photo of the Palace after The Litten Tree had closed here:– http://www.flickr.com/photos/stagedoor/4473153208/lightbox/

Ian
Ian commented about Capitol Theatre on Jan 12, 2012 at 9:55 am

Interior pictures of the former Capitol here:–

AUDITORIUM REAR TO FRONT

AUDITORIUM SIDE VIEW

DETAIL OF PROSCENIUM

AUDITORIUM FRONT TO REAR

Ian
Ian commented about Castle Cinema on Dec 31, 2011 at 12:54 pm

Photo of the previously mentioned side staircases in the foyer as they were in 1989:–

CASTLE FOYER

Ian
Ian commented about Cannon Peterborough on Dec 28, 2011 at 3:06 pm

More photos of the Embassy here:–

VIEW ACROSS THE ROOF TOWARDS THE STAGE TOWER

STAGE TOWER AND DRESSING ROOMS

FORMER MAIN ENTRANCE

Ian
Ian commented about Imperial Cinema on Dec 28, 2011 at 3:00 pm

A photo with the building in use as the showroom here:–

FORMER IMPERIAL CINEMA

Ian
Ian commented about Palace Theatre on Dec 26, 2011 at 7:24 pm

A few interior shots from 2007:–

ART DECO CIRCLE FOYER

DRESS CIRCLE

ART DECO CEILING

Ian
Ian commented about Queen's Picture House on Dec 9, 2011 at 2:28 pm

bump

Ian
Ian commented about Civic Theatre on Dec 3, 2011 at 11:18 am

Some better images from 2011 here:–

AUDITORIUM FROM STAGE

AUDITORIUM FROM DRESS CIRCLE

FOYER

Ian
Ian commented about Odeon Darlington on Dec 3, 2011 at 11:06 am

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

Ian
Ian commented about Odeon Darlington on Nov 25, 2011 at 9:37 am

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.

EXTERIOR

SCREEN

BALCONY

Ian
Ian commented about Queen's Picture House on Nov 19, 2011 at 8:29 pm

Please correct the town name, there is no Wolver!

Then delete this comment.

Ian
Ian commented about Cannon Wolverhampton on Nov 11, 2011 at 7:31 pm

A photo of the Cannon shortly before demolition here

CANNON CINEMA

Ian
Ian commented about Odeon Clacton on Nov 11, 2011 at 7:23 pm

A 1960’s view of the Odeon here

ODEON CLACTON

Ian
Ian commented about Odeon Hastings on Oct 31, 2011 at 3:49 pm

A photo of the cinema under the Cannon branding, and with a 3 screen operation

EXTERIOR CANNON CINEMA