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Ian
Ian commented about Spanish City Theatre on Oct 22, 2011 at 7:59 am

Two shots of the Spanish City Theatre / Carlton Bingo from 2009:–

PROSCENIUM

BARREL VAULTED CEILING AND BALCONY

Ian
Ian commented about Filmhouse on Oct 22, 2011 at 1:45 am

Photos of the Filmhouse from October 2011

EXTERIOR

MAIN AUDITORIUM TO REAR

MAIN AUDITORIUM TO SCREEN

Ian
Ian commented about Alhambra Theatre on Oct 19, 2011 at 1:53 am

Photos of the superb Alhambra Theatre taken in October 2011:–

EXTERIOR WITH NEWLY RESTORED SIGN

CIRCLE BOX OFFICE

STAGE

STALLS CIRCLE AND BOXES

AUDITORIUM FROM STAGE

I think the final paragraph in the main description about being on the Buildings at Risk register needs amending.

Ian
Ian commented about Cameo Picturehouse on Oct 18, 2011 at 1:32 am

Photos of the Cameo from 2011:–

ENTRANCE

FOYER

CAFE BAR

NO.3 SCREEN AUDITORIUM

MAIN SCREEN AUDITORIUM

Ian
Ian commented about Caley Picture House on Oct 15, 2011 at 1:27 am

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.

EXTERIOR

FOYER

AUDITORIUM TOWARDS STAGE

AUDITORIUM ACROSS STAGE

AUDITORIUM TOWARDS REAR

Ian
Ian commented about Dominion Cinema on Oct 14, 2011 at 1:00 am

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.

EXTERIOR

SCREEN 4

REAR OF SCREEN 1

SCREEN 1 TOWARDS REAR

SCREEN 1 TOWARDS SCREEN

Ian
Ian commented about Teatro Tivoli on Oct 9, 2011 at 12:36 pm

Update – just discovered the location on Streetview and corrected the image. Has the stage been demolished?

Ian
Ian commented about Teatro Politeama on Oct 9, 2011 at 12:25 pm

The Politeama does not, I think, adjoin the Olympia – the former Condes is back to back with the Olympia. I have tried to correct the streetview picture above but I think that the Politeama is in the pedestrianised area and not visible on the Google site.

But it was over 20 years ago that I was last in Lisbon!

Ian
Ian commented about Cinema Olympia on Oct 9, 2011 at 12:18 pm

The Olympia was directly behind the Condes, not across the street.

Ian
Ian commented about Teatro Tivoli on Oct 9, 2011 at 1:06 am

Two photos of the Tivoli in 1985 – the theatre is hidden from view on Streetview above.

TEATRO TIVOLI

TEATRO TIVOLI

Ian
Ian commented about Teatro Politeama on Oct 9, 2011 at 12:54 am

Photo from 1985 here

TEATRO POLITEAMA

Ian
Ian commented about Eden Teatro on Oct 6, 2011 at 1:11 am

1985 photos here:–

EDEN TEATRO DETAIL

EDEN TEATRO FAÇADE

Ian
Ian commented about Condes Cinema on Oct 6, 2011 at 1:08 am

Photo from 1985 here:–

CINE CONDES

Ian
Ian commented about Futurist Theatre on Sep 24, 2011 at 1:07 am

Unusually permission was granted this week (during the run of a stage play (The Calendar Girls) to take some pre-show photos of the the theatre with an audience – so for a view of what it is like in full use …

EXTERIOR

AUDITORIUM TOWARD STAGE

AUDITORIUM FROM STAGE

Ian
Ian commented about Bull Ring Cinema on Sep 19, 2011 at 9:02 am

I am not sure, but I think the building is still there – the redevelopment delayed.

Ian
Ian commented about Empire Cinema on Sep 15, 2011 at 11:17 am

A photo of the Empire in use as a children’s' day nursery in 1986.

EMPIRE EXTERIOR

Ian
Ian commented about Odeon Harrogate on Sep 15, 2011 at 12:46 am

September 2011 photo

HARROGATE ODEON

Ian
Ian commented about Royal Pavilion Theatre on Sep 9, 2011 at 9:20 am

At some point the auditorium was horizontally sub-divided with the theatre / cinema operating from the former balcony and the stage above the front stalls area as this picture shows:– AUDITORIUM I believe at this point that films were still possible using the old (the one sticking out of the façade) projection room.

The rear stalls became, I think a bar and the front stalls a cafe.

The cinema/theatre entrance at this point was around the corner in Tyldesley Road through a former balcony exit stairwell, with the bar accessed from Rigby Road. A photo from circa 1992 here:– EXTERIOR AS A CINEMA

Ian
Ian commented about Empire Theatre on Sep 9, 2011 at 12:41 am

Following a few years of closure a new restaurant is opening later in 2011, and the building is being extensively restored again. Current images here:–

AUDITORIUM

DETAIL OF PROSCENIUM

Ian
Ian commented about New Oxford Theatre on Aug 31, 2011 at 1:29 am

A 1988 shot here – newly trashed to become McDonalds

NEW OXFORD

Ian
Ian commented about Odeon Sale on Aug 31, 2011 at 1:26 am

A 1988 shuttered shot here

ODEON SALE

Ian
Ian commented about Dancehouse Theatre on Aug 31, 2011 at 1:24 am

A photo from 1988 showing almost all of the frontage with the Studio name still in place

STUDIOS CINEMA MANCHESTER

Ian
Ian commented about Dominion Theatre on Aug 25, 2011 at 1:02 am

Some interior shots of the Dominion from August 2011 here:–

AUDITORIUM FROM STAGE

STAGE FROM UPPER CIRCLE

VIEW FROM REAR CIRCLE

REAR OF CLOSED UPPER CIRCLE

STAIRS TO UPPER FORMER UPPER CIRCLE

Ian
Ian commented about Studios 5,6,7,8 on Aug 24, 2011 at 1:02 am

The Regency Suite, former Cinema ballroom and then Studios 5-8 cinemas boarded up in August 2011. I think this was as a result of the riots rather than closure.

STUDIOS 5-8

Ian
Ian commented about Odeon BFI London IMAX Cinema on Aug 24, 2011 at 12:51 am

The display changes at regular intervals – here is an August 2011 view

BFI IMAX