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Still and empty and overgrown plot today 2019 shame they were in such a rush to demolish when they could have done something to retain the frontage. Typical
The council have a duty to ensure the fascade is kept due tothe grade 2 listing and should be taken to task through the local government ombudsman for not doing so A good architect could easily incorporate the fascade into a new building but they are either too egotistical or lazy to do so these days.
Out of all the Cinema chains in Manchester UK the AMC is the only one to offer proper framed pictures and a bit of theatrical pazaz. Would love the return of curtains and tabs in theatres though.
As for ads (commercials) and trailers just love them as they have always been part of my movie going experience. My fave and only advertising company is Pearl & Dean with its 60’s Asteroid intro music, pure nostalgia here in the Uk!!
Looks like the Alhambra’s days could be numbered as carlton have commenced work of a 2000 seat purpose-built leisure club in Dunfermline. Hope the locals press the council to do something to retain the Alhambra as a theatre/cinema venue or something in that vein.
Ed you should do this fulltime. I’d willingly pay for some 3d renderings of my favorite old cinema the Ambassador, Salford (sadly demolished last year)I have loads of photos amd acouple of movie files if you’d be interested. My email is
Went to the Odeon for the last time, so sad. One of the staff told me that the block next door was due for demolition ( its full of shops and offices still up and running so no prizes as to what will happen to the ODEON now!!!!!) Developers are such greedy, faceless selfish B****rds. Why do companies get away with this kind corporate cultural vandalism every time????
The only decent city centre cinema now is AMC at least they have screen tabs and some style unlike Printworks crap cinema crap architecture, crap presentation (or cinema MacDonalds style – even down to the spotty youths running it!!!)
Odeon Faces Closure
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