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davepring commented about Odeon Leicester Square on Feb 16, 2019 at 9:00 am

Terry you are spot on. AMC have sucked the glamour out of the auditorium.The lighting is abysmal and it is devoid of much character. I was not impressed!

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davepring commented about Odeon Leicester Square on Feb 9, 2019 at 3:56 am

Well Ken lets hope the screen tabs are reinstated and they improve the auditorium lighting

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davepring commented about Odeon Leicester Square on Feb 4, 2019 at 6:08 am

I agree with all the above comments regarding what was a fine Art Deco cinema prior to 1967. Then the rot set in. The 1998 renovation attempted to restore some of the lost glamour but now this black hole is a typical AMC concession led cinema. They should have had the courage to restore this cathedral of the movies along the lines of Everyman Muswell Hill.

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davepring commented about Odeon Leicester Square on Jan 31, 2019 at 6:53 am

Screen 1 of Picturehouse Central has magnificent screen tabs.
The Vue Leicester Square still has golden tabs in Screens 5 and 7

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davepring commented about Odeon Leicester Square on Jan 29, 2019 at 8:32 am

Well if that is the case it is very disappointing. The main auditorium is now a huge black hole and not at all welcoming.

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davepring commented about Embassy 1,2,3 Theatre on Dec 26, 2018 at 7:27 am

The film was Carousel and the process was CinemaScope 55

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davepring commented about Odeon Leicester Square on Dec 22, 2018 at 1:22 am

The Rex tabs look stunning I will post photos on The Tex page

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davepring commented about Odeon Leicester Square on Dec 21, 2018 at 2:40 pm

It is just possible that because the builders are returning in January that the tabs have not been installed yet.

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davepring commented about Rex Cinema on Dec 21, 2018 at 2:04 pm

The Rex has now reopened after a fantastic refurbishment. 2 screens and very luxurious. Pictures to follow

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davepring commented about Odeon Leicester Square on Dec 20, 2018 at 8:18 am

the article suggests that the original screen tabs from 1937 have been replicated….heres hoping !!

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davepring commented about Rex Cinema on Sep 6, 2018 at 11:03 am

This cinema should be listed as renovating now. Work in progress to refurbish the circle screen and build a second screen in the former dance hall

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davepring commented about Rex Cinema on Sep 2, 2018 at 7:23 am

This cinema is finally reopening! It is being refurbished and will be a twin screen boutique cinema It will be operated by the Mundin family who also refurbished the Savoy Heston Moor.

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davepring commented about Rex Cinema on Feb 27, 2018 at 8:01 am

I have contacted Everyman Cinemas who have expressed interest in reopening the cinema and are contacting the owners.

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davepring commented about Rex Cinema on Feb 26, 2018 at 5:07 am

I hope the Rex is reopened as a cinema. the circle is still intact…not sure about the state of the original stalls or stage. It would make a great community arts centre.

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davepring commented about Everyman York on Aug 3, 2017 at 8:57 am

the main problem in Screen1 is the sightlines. With the balcony extended forward the screen had to be raised from its original position. Having read the plans it would appear that the new screen will be fixed in front of the original and backlit to enhance the original proscenium

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davepring commented about Depot Cinema on Jul 30, 2017 at 12:38 pm

This is a great cinema. Screen 1 has Dolby Atmos sound and 4k projection as well as screen tabs. All screens are well designed with very comfortable seating and excellent sight lines.

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davepring commented about Everyman York on Jul 26, 2017 at 4:36 am

the York Press has just published details of the planning application.The main auditorium is to have a new floating screen in front of the proscenium which I think would be a shame.

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davepring commented about Everyman Muswell Hill on Jul 18, 2017 at 8:56 am

this fully refurbished cinema opens two new screens this Friday in the rear balcony section, bringing the total to five

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davepring commented about Vue West End on Jul 7, 2017 at 10:15 am

Reopens next week..look forward to seeing the changes!

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davepring commented about Odeon Leicester Square on Jul 7, 2017 at 10:08 am

Dunkirk to be presented in 70mm here later this month

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davepring commented about Everyman York on Jun 28, 2017 at 8:21 am

This is good news. I hope Everyman restore the circle foyer and remove the false ceiling to reveal the decorative frieze that has been hidden for decades.

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davepring commented about Vue West End on Feb 1, 2017 at 4:51 am

The Vue WestEnd closes in March for a major refurbishment and not before time! Seating capacity will be reduced by half as more luxurious fully reclining seats are installed. Dolby Atmos will also be installed in the two largest screens.

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davepring commented about Everyman Muswell Hill on Nov 21, 2016 at 9:47 am

Great picture MichaelBrent!

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davepring commented about Screen 1 on Nov 21, 2016 at 9:45 am

a stunning refurbishment of the long disused stalls.A far better colour scheme than the cold blue Odeon

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davepring commented about Radio City Music Hall on Sep 2, 2016 at 10:12 am

The greatest venue on earth to see a movie. I remember going there in September 1972 to see a movie and stage show. I remember the organ being played and the orchestra rising out of the pit and gliding onto the stage, The film was The Last of the Red Hot Mamas and the hall for a weekday afternoon was busy!