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A photo of the Empire here from 1992:–
Still operating at the end of 2012 :–
ODEON WEST END
The Odeon Studios were re-opened on 30th November 2012.
Two 2012 images of the Odeon:–
ODEON LEICESTER SQUARE
Two photos from 1991 as a bingo hall.
FORUM – EXTERIOR
FORUM – INTERIOR
In 2012 the Regent is unused, the snooker hall appears to have closed circa 2010.
2012 photo here
The Syndicate closed circa 2010 and the building in 2012 is unused and for sale.
Two shots of the Hollywood Cinema in 2003:–
FORMER LITTLE THEATRE SCREEN
Interior shot of the largest auditorium in January 2003:–
Two interior photos from 2008 :–
SCREEN 1 – FORMER BALCONY
Two more interior photos from 2003:–
Seems there is a chance that the Empire might be restored in the near future, use uncertain.
Photo of the Capitol in 2003.
The former Majestic has now been converted to – at the time of writing – unlet retail space with a possible separate live music venue in the basement. Most surviving internal features have been retained but additional windows have been punched through at ground floor level. Two photos from October 2012.
PS – can the name of this entry be changed back to Majestic now please?
Some photos from 2007 after closure but before alterations:–
SIDE WALL DECOR
It has been split into (I think) four auditoria, with the 5th in the former Regency space.
Two interior shots from 1987 here:–
BALCONY TO REAR
Not really registered before, but I have just noticed how the upright Union name hides the deco bas-relief panel above the central window. I assume that the two uploaded photos are fairly close to opening, judging from the traffic, so it is strange that a key part of the façade should be hidden, either from the start or very soon after.
Two photos of the Picture House here from 1990:–
Some photos dating from 1990.
SCREEN IN FORMER CIRCLE
SCREEN IN FORMER FRONT STALLS
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!
1991 photo of ornate interior here:–
PALACE THEATRE BOXES
Exterior shot of the Reel (under the Cannon banner) in 1991:–
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
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.
1950’s LIGHTING BOARD
ROOF VOID OVER DOME
ROOF VOID OVER BALCONY