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KenRoe commented about Cannon Gloucester on Feb 4, 2011 at 11:17 am

A vintage photograph of the Regal Cinema in its second week of opening in March 1956:
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Auditorium at opening in 1956:
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As the newly re-named ABC in April 1963, playing a live show on stage:
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KenRoe commented about Carlton Cinema on Feb 4, 2011 at 11:04 am

The former Carlton Cinema, photograph in June 1995, awating its demolition in 1986. (note the metal sheeted front of the building was a replacement to the former decorative cinema facade):
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KenRoe commented about Grand Theatre on Feb 4, 2011 at 9:27 am

A 1957 photograph of the closed Grand Theatre, with the Palace Theatre, and its stage tower behind in the distance. Plus a current view and some memorabilia:
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KenRoe commented about Palace Cinema on Feb 3, 2011 at 10:11 am

Vintage photographs and memories of the Palace Theatre:
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KenRoe commented about Theatre Royal on Feb 2, 2011 at 5:36 am

The Theatre Royal, photographed in February 2010:
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Foyer in 2007:
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Auditorium in 2006:
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KenRoe commented about Gaumont Reading on Jan 31, 2011 at 7:58 am

A vintage photograph of the newly re-named Gaumont, playing the Gaumont release in January 1958:
http://www.mawgrim.co.uk/cavalcade/readingg.jpg

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KenRoe commented about Gaumont Reading on Jan 31, 2011 at 7:36 am

A vintage photograph of the Vaudeville Theatre playing the Gaumont release in June 1949:
http://www.mawgrim.co.uk/cavalcade/readingg2.jpg
Photographed as the Gaumont, playing the Gaumont release in April 1956:
http://www.mawgrim.co.uk/cavalcade/readingg1.jpg

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KenRoe commented about Odeon Reading on Jan 31, 2011 at 5:48 am

A vintage photograph of the Odeon c.1949, showing the car park on the near right, and the Palace Theatre to the left:
http://www.mawgrim.co.uk/cavalcade/readingo2.jpg
Another view in 1949:
http://www.mawgrim.co.uk/cavalcade/readingo1.jpg
In June 1951, playing the Odeon release:
http://www.mawgrim.co.uk/cavalcade/readingo.jpg

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KenRoe commented about Savoy Cinema on Jan 30, 2011 at 12:52 pm

A vintage photograph of the auditorium of the Savoy Cinema in July 1955:
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KenRoe commented about ABC Reading on Jan 30, 2011 at 12:35 pm

Two vintage photographs of the auditorium of the Central Picture Playhouse in 1955:
View from the stalls:
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View from the circle:
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Exterior of the ABC in 1967:
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Tripled in this 1977 photograph:
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KenRoe commented about ABC London Road on Jan 30, 2011 at 12:13 pm

Three vintage photographs of the auditorium of the Granby Cinema in 1952:
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KenRoe commented about Cineworld Didcot on Jan 30, 2011 at 8:56 am

The Cineworld photographed in June 2009:
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Entrance in March 2010:
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KenRoe commented about ABC Bracknell on Jan 29, 2011 at 5:23 pm

Photographed in January 1964 as a bingo club:
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KenRoe commented about ABC Bracknell on Jan 29, 2011 at 4:50 pm

A vintage photograph of the original single screen Regal Cinema in January 1968:
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A vintage photograph of the ABC twin in 1975:
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KenRoe commented about Palace Theatre on Jan 29, 2011 at 3:32 pm

A photograph of the former Palace Theatre in June 2009:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/knelson88/3650618132/
Auditorium in January 2011:
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KenRoe commented about Regal Cinema on Jan 28, 2011 at 9:08 am

A vintage (c.1978) photograph showing the Regal Cinema:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ridgway/1500133160/

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KenRoe commented about ABC Bolton on Jan 27, 2011 at 5:37 am

A vintage photograph of the ABC in 1967:
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KenRoe commented about Astoria Theatre on Jan 19, 2011 at 10:23 am

I too have always been intrigued (call it puzzled) by the ‘Astoria Theatre-123’ sign on the building. The original main auditorium was always one space, and the ballroom in the basement was always another single space.

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KenRoe commented about Vue West End on Jan 18, 2011 at 5:02 am

A vintage photograph of the Warner Theatre in April 1955 screening Judy Garland in “A Star Is Born”:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/allhails/5153872149/

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KenRoe commented about Jacey Leicester Square on Jan 18, 2011 at 4:56 am

A vintage photograph of the Monseigneur News Theatre in April 1955, with the Empire Theatre on the left:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/allhails/5154554082/

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KenRoe commented about Empire Cinema on Jan 18, 2011 at 4:52 am

A vintage photograph from April 1955, showing the Empire Theatre playing the film “So Deep in My Heart” starring Jose Ferrer, and the Monseigneur News Theatre (later Jacey Leicester Square Cinema):
http://www.flickr.com/photos/allhails/5154554082/

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KenRoe commented about Rialto Theatre on Jan 18, 2011 at 4:44 am

A vintage photograph from April 1955, showing the Rialto Cinema. The Peter Robinson store was later demolished and the Swiss Centre built on the site. In 2009, this too was demolished and a hotel has been built on that site:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/allhails/5154525536/

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KenRoe commented about London Pavilion on Jan 18, 2011 at 4:37 am

A vintage postcard view from 1955, showing Piccadilly Circus and the London Pavilion playing “Go, Man Go” the story of the Harlem Globetrotters:
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KenRoe commented about Tivoli Theatre on Jan 18, 2011 at 4:27 am

The Tivoli Theatre can be seen in the centre distance in this 1930’s postcard view of the Strand:
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KenRoe commented about Adelphi Theatre on Jan 18, 2011 at 4:22 am

A vintage 1955 photograph of the Strand, showing the Adelphi Theatre on the left, and a portion of the Tivoli Theatre on the right:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/allhails/2784209086/