Comments from Louis Barfe

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Louis Barfe
Louis Barfe commented about Palace Theatre on Feb 9, 2013 at 7:14 am

The Theatre Vaults pub closed long ago, and there’s no bust of Shakespeare visible. The building is still there, though, most recently as a hairdressing salon.

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Louis Barfe commented about Regal Cinema on Dec 19, 2012 at 5:22 am

The site is now occupied by a branch of Lidl. The bulk of the Regal’s floor space would be in the Lidl car park.

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Louis Barfe commented about Palace Cinema on Nov 5, 2012 at 4:58 am

The bingo operation here closed a while back, didn’t it?

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Louis Barfe commented about Odeon Worcester Park on Apr 19, 2012 at 3:19 pm

You’re 10 years out on the supermarket closure and demolition dates, Ken. It came down in 1998.

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Louis Barfe commented about ABC Lancaster on Mar 19, 2012 at 4:58 am

This is now a children’s soft play centre, and I was shown round by the very pleasant and helpful proprietor. From the circle front forwards and downwards, most of the original detail has gone, which I suspect must have happened when ABC turned it into a ‘Luxury Lounge’. However, above that level, quite a lot of original plasterwork survives. I took a few pictures and have added them to this entry. It’s good to see the building being used, and the proprietor seems very proud of the place.