Photos favorited by CF100

  • <p>A photograph of the curtains from 1937</p>
  • <p>1936 plans</p>
  • <p>Architects plans from 1936</p>
  • <p>Cineworld (Empire) Leicester Square – View of Vestibule from 4DX Entrance.</p>
              <p>HDR photo; fairly generous exposure time.</p>
              <p>Taken May 2018.</p>
  • <p>Photographed in 1967 when the Odeon Marble Arch first opened. The original deeply curved D-150 screen, which was 75ft wide with a 120 degree radius.</p>
  • <p>The original auditorium decorations, photographed by John Maltby at its opening in November 1937.</p>
  • <p>Soldier Blue 1971</p>
  • <p>The OLS’s imperfect projection alignment demonstrated on a test card, taken after a LFF screening of Carol.</p>
  • <p>Entrance foyer, July 2013</p>
  • <p>Entrance foyer, July 2013</p>
  • <p>Main foyer, July 2013</p>
  • <p>Screen 1, July 2013.</p>
  • <p>Screen 1 side-wall, July 2013.</p>
  • <p>Screen 1 side-wall, July 2013</p>
  • <p>Screen 1, July 2013</p>
  • <p>plaster ceiling removed showing the curved ceiling ribs and the catwalk above that was/is used to access above the ceiling. These curved ribs were cut out and extended so that they could be moved up and reused as part of the new ceiling.</p>
  • <p>Steelwork above the plaster ceiling</p>
  • <p>section showing the original colour of the auditorium side wall. What might not be apparent is that the original paintwork is very much ‘open’ compared to the grey paint applied by UCI/CIC. The paint applied by UCI/CIC definitely did change the acoustics for the worse.</p>
  • <p>scaffold up, in mid strip for Imax conversion</p>
  • <p>rare photo of flock wallpaper from the 1927 auditorium. this is the only piece of wallpaper from the original 1927 auditorium that has survived. it is now hidden behind the new side walls.</p>
  • <p>Close up of the plaster cove with the fibre optic lighting installed in it as part of the 1989 refurbishment by Esquisse architects.</p>
  • <p>New bespoke 9 ton steel screen frame being built and speakers winched into place.</p>
  • <p>the new framework attached the the old curved ceiling steels which have been relocated higher up to allow for the increased height of the IMAX screen. All the old HVAC ducts have been cut out and moved higher up also.</p>
  • <p>higher level scaffolding removed now that the stretched fabric ceiling has been completed.</p>