Comments from 70mmbobbyj

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70mmbobbyj commented about Hippodrome Theatre on Mar 6, 2016 at 1:47 pm

yet another major “FIRE”, The developers seem hell bent on completely destroying this building.

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70mmbobbyj commented about Empire Cinema on Jan 19, 2016 at 8:30 am

You appear to have the wrong address for this cinema. using the photo’s it was on Leigham CT Dr not Broadway.I have also reset street view again .

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70mmbobbyj commented about ABC Bournemouth on Nov 24, 2015 at 2:35 pm

It appears that this and the other Odeon have been sold for “Redevelopment” Odeon will transfer to a new “multiplex” in 2017. This was from a recent CTA news letter and an article in the local paper. Sad times !!!!

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70mmbobbyj commented about State Cinema on Sep 12, 2015 at 3:49 am

It appears that the State has now been purchased by JD Weatherspoons. This has been reported on the “save the state” Facebook page.

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70mmbobbyj commented about ABC Blackpool on Aug 13, 2015 at 9:32 am

The save the ABC Facebook page has posted a picture showing the demolition of the building.

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70mmbobbyj commented about New Empire Theatre on Jul 26, 2015 at 2:15 am

There are reports of a fire at this cinema.It is reported in the local news paper, the fire service were in attendance around 8 am this morning 26-7-15.

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70mmbobbyj commented about ABC Warrington on Apr 16, 2015 at 6:46 pm

Pictures on the Warrington Guardian show the sad demolition of the entire building.

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70mmbobbyj commented about ABC Warrington on Apr 14, 2015 at 3:18 am

There has been a huge fire. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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70mmbobbyj commented about Assembly Rooms on Mar 4, 2015 at 1:46 pm

Tonight the city council have have decided to knock it down and replace it with a more suitable venue. The location yet to be decided.

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70mmbobbyj commented about Empire Cinema on Sep 12, 2014 at 9:59 am

Digital is so good that a cinema owned by Quentin Tarintino in LA had had a digital projector installed by the person running it. When Q T took over full control he visited the projection booth and saw the digital projector he said “ I want that out of here, this is a 35mm house”. Also this so called laser projection it will still mean the the Empire is “lie Max” as the screen is wider than it is tall{1.9:1 not 1.4:1}

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70mmbobbyj commented about Empire Cinema on Sep 12, 2014 at 4:14 am

It’s called “lie max” because it’s not TRUE IMAX. It is “digital” has an aspect ratio of 1.9:1, TRUE IMAX has a ratio of 1.4:1. Therefore the screen should be nearly square not oblong. Also TRUE IMAX uses 15/70mm film for ultimate picture quality. It’s been done because it’s cheaper and when you put the word “digital” in front of something people think it’s better !!!. The screens have no masking and this spoils the viewing pleasure. It is like watching a scope film on an old 4:3 tv, with unused screen on show. Consider this a digital movie camera has 59 million mega pixels.To make a camera to equal a 70mm film camera it would have to have around 8000 million mega pixels. I like to call lie max a poor man’s 70mm.

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70mmbobbyj commented about Hippodrome Theatre on Jul 20, 2014 at 3:05 am

Happy birthday old lady, 100 years today.

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70mmbobbyj commented about ABC Blackpool on Jul 12, 2014 at 10:54 am

According to the Facebook page the local council which borrowed money to knock it down and will have to pay back £4.5 Million all so they can have a “SMALL” car park have “RUN OUT OF MONEY”. They can no longer afford to demolish it.

Also there are problems with the adjoining buildings who are worried about the party wall, and the company which owns the telecom equipment on the roof has not found another suitable location yet.OOPs

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70mmbobbyj commented about Odeon Bradford on Jul 12, 2014 at 10:45 am

There was a report on BBC news about George Clarke visiting the cinema to share his views about this amazing space. {no pun intended.}

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70mmbobbyj commented about Classic Hinckley on Jul 12, 2014 at 10:41 am

Just added two new pictures, It’s a shame this has happened, just so Sainsburys & Iceland can have a car park.

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70mmbobbyj commented about Whitehall Cinema on Jun 12, 2014 at 2:55 pm

A report on BBC news, there has been a large fire at this place.

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70mmbobbyj commented about Assembly Rooms on Apr 25, 2014 at 2:40 pm

The façade of Derby’s Original Assembly Rooms. This was rebuilt at Crich Tramway Museum.

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70mmbobbyj commented about Assembly Rooms on Apr 25, 2014 at 2:36 pm

Just added two pictures, one of the current Assembly Rooms and one of the original façade which was rebuilt at the Crich Tramway Museum.

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70mmbobbyj commented about Silver Cinema on Feb 9, 2014 at 3:08 am

I have uploaded a photo of the damage caused by a recent fire.The details can be found on the BBC news website.

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70mmbobbyj commented about Classic Hinckley on Jan 27, 2014 at 8:05 am

On my local East Midlands news, a group want to save this cinema and reopen it. The council has granted permission for it to be demolished for a “car park”. Expect news soon of a “suspicious” fire and the building having to be knocked down.

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70mmbobbyj commented about Lonsdale City Cinemas on Oct 18, 2013 at 7:01 am

In a recent news letter from the CTA, it’s been sold at auction and reported that the new owners plan to demolish the building.

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70mmbobbyj commented about Eventim Apollo Hammersmith on Jul 26, 2013 at 2:49 pm

Up loaded a couple of photos from the interweb, I must say looking good. you can get a better view from google street view.

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70mmbobbyj commented about Avion Super Cinema on Jul 26, 2013 at 4:34 am

I have just uploaded some photos from the interweb showing the work on the building, it’s a shame about the interior.

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70mmbobbyj commented about Robins Cinema on Jun 16, 2013 at 12:59 pm

It’s fate is now sealed. The demolition men have moved in.

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70mmbobbyj commented about Regal Cinema on Jun 10, 2013 at 10:18 am

Just uploaded a couple of pictures showing the demolition of the cinema.