Comments from Ken Roe

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe commented about Gaumont Finchley on Feb 9, 2011 at 9:13 am

A vintage photograph of the Gaumont Finchley auditorium, possibly dating from its opening in July 1937:
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Ken Roe commented about Classic Hereford on Feb 8, 2011 at 4:04 pm

A vintage photograph of the Odeon in September 1940, playing the Gaumont release:
http://www.mawgrim.co.uk/cavalcade/hereford.jpg
Playing the Rank release in 1971:
http://www.mawgrim.co.uk/cavalcade/hereford1.jpg

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Ken Roe commented about Capitol Cinema on Feb 8, 2011 at 10:56 am

A vintage photograph of the Capitol Cinema in 1946:
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Ken Roe commented about ABC Hanley on Feb 8, 2011 at 10:10 am

The disused ABC in August 2006:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ianb57/205914553/
Foyer & bar area at opening in August 1963:
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Auditorium at its opening in August 1963:
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Same day, with the cleaners lights on:
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Demolition begins at the end of August 2007:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/efsb/1304451250/
Demolition completed in February 2008:
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Ken Roe commented about Oude Luxor Theater on Feb 8, 2011 at 7:21 am

The Oude Luxor Theater, photographed in June 2006:
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Main foyer & ticket hall:
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Upstairs foyer:
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Auditorium:
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Ken Roe commented about Pathe Schouwburgplein on Feb 8, 2011 at 6:06 am

The Pathe Schouwburgplein, photographed in February 2004:
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Photographed at night:
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Ken Roe commented about Cannon Exeter on Feb 6, 2011 at 11:17 am

Vintage photographs of the ABC Exeter:
February 1961:
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In July 1972, prior to conversion to tripling:
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As a twin cinema and bingo club in October 1973:
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The new 528-seat auditorium in the former circle, in 1973:
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Ken Roe 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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Ken Roe 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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Ken Roe 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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Ken Roe commented about Palace Cinema on Feb 3, 2011 at 10:11 am

Vintage photographs and memories of the Palace Theatre:
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Ken Roe 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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Ken Roe 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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Ken Roe 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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Ken Roe 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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Ken Roe 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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Ken Roe 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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Ken Roe 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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Ken Roe 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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Ken Roe commented about ABC Bracknell on Jan 29, 2011 at 5:23 pm

Photographed in January 1964 as a bingo club:
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Ken Roe 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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Ken Roe 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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Ken Roe 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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Ken Roe commented about ABC Bolton on Jan 27, 2011 at 5:37 am

A vintage photograph of the ABC in 1967:
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Ken Roe 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.