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Ian commented about Theatre Royal on Jun 27, 2022 at 1:17 am

A photo of the fire-damaged building can be found here:-

THEATRE ROYAL - Side view

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Ian commented about Plaza Cinema on Jun 22, 2022 at 3:16 am

A 2022 photo here:-

WORTHING PLAZA - Exterior

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Ian commented about Curzon Mayfair on Jun 13, 2022 at 7:13 am

Thanks for the heads-up Howard - don’t know how that happened, it was working, but now seems to have defaulted to the start of my photostream (in a few days that won’t be the surfers!). The corrected link is below, as I am unable to edit the original post.

CURZON MAYFAIR - Screen 1

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Ian commented about Curzon Mayfair on Apr 16, 2022 at 11:04 am

Photos from March 2022 here:-

CURZON MAYFAIR - Entrance

CURZON MAYFAIR - Screen 2

CURZON MAYFAIR - Screen 1

CURZON MAYFAIR - Screen 1

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Ian commented about Studios 1-4 on Mar 28, 2022 at 7:16 am

A 2021 photo of the surviving street facade (shops and arcade) - no trace of the auditorium survives.

PALACE THEATRE

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Ian commented about Stanley Cinema on Mar 28, 2022 at 7:13 am

The auditorium is almost entirely separate from the street terrace. A 2021 photo can be seen here:-

Stanley Hall

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Ian commented about Public Hall on Mar 28, 2022 at 7:08 am

A 2021 photo (as a shop) here:-

PUBLIC HALL - exterior

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Ian commented about Regal Cinema on Mar 28, 2022 at 7:06 am

A 2021 photo can be seen here (as the cycle shop):-

REGAL - exterior

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Ian commented about Cinema in the Arches on Feb 27, 2022 at 2:13 am

Now called Cinema in the Arches, this is a very comfortable small cinema, with screen tabs!
Photos from February 2022:-

SCREEN 1 to front

SCREEN 1 to rear

CINEMA IN THE ARCHES - Exterior at night

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Ian commented about ABC Wakefield on Feb 15, 2022 at 2:00 am

It looks like the time is finally up for this theatre - demolition signage has been put up and a contractor (Ron Hull Ltd) appointed with “commencing 2022” as a date. Four exterior photos taken in February here:-

CANNON WAKEFIELD - Facade

CANNON WAKEFIELD - Sun Lane shops

CANNON WAKEFIELD - rear

CANNON WAKEFIELD - side view / dressing rooms

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Ian commented about Ollerton Picture House on Jan 22, 2022 at 3:53 am

This had been demolished and replaced by a Boyes Store and a post office by 2015.

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Ian commented about Arcadia Centre on Jan 20, 2022 at 1:59 am

A photo of the closed Arcadia Theatre, taken in 1987 here:-

Arcadia Theatre - Exterior

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Ian commented about Plymouth Athenaeum Theatre on Jan 14, 2022 at 10:55 am

Some photos taken in 1991 here:-

Exterior

Stage

Auditorium

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Ian commented about Victoria Hall on Nov 18, 2021 at 7:10 am

I think this - or at least the auditorium block - may still survive, incorporated into what became the Co-op and is now Wilco’s. In the same location (on google street view) is a pitched roof hall with the same small window high in the apex. Looking at the modern satellite view, the hall roof can be clearly seen. The facade and entrance have certainly been demolished, but I suspect the cinema walls survive.

Search on HD1 2RR in google (Maps) and place the person icon (for streetview) on the lower side of Queensgate, immediately above the County Court building.

To the right you can see the Town Hall, and to the left of that (as shown on the Aerial photo in the photo section for this cinema) is the substantial remains of the Victoria Hall.

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Ian commented about Kinema in the Woods on Nov 3, 2021 at 1:36 am

Three photos from October 2021:-

KINEMA IN THE WOODS - Exterior

KINEMA IN THE WOODS - Screen 1

KINEMA IN THE WOODS - Screen 4

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Ian commented about Empire X Cinema Club on Oct 26, 2021 at 1:48 am

The shop area (the major part of the auditorium) is now in a very poor condition internally, with much of the art deco plasterwork present in 2007, now stripped out. The sex screens (located in part of the balcony)have apparently reopened after the COVID lockdown. Photo September 2021:-

EMPIRE CINEMA

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Ian commented about Princess Picture House on Oct 26, 2021 at 1:43 am

Two photos of the former Princess from September 2021 - still disused:-

PRINCESS THEATRE - Facade

PRINCESS THEATRE - Flank wall

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Ian commented about Grand Picture Theatre on Oct 26, 2021 at 1:37 am

A photo from 2021:-

GRAND CINEMA - Facade

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Ian commented about Kinema in the Woods on Oct 21, 2021 at 7:02 am

In early October 2021 the small Kinema 4 was added, seating just 21 - but complete with screen tabs! This, like screens 2 & 3 is additional to the footprint, not a sub-division of an existing screen.

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Ian commented about Stoll Cinema on Oct 19, 2021 at 6:36 am

… or maybe not. There was a report of demolition, but google street view of 2016 shows both front and rear to be intact.

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Ian commented about Odeon Luxe London West End on Oct 17, 2021 at 4:49 am

CF100: I cannot be entirely sure, but I think moveable masking is in place, although like the Odeon Luxe LS tabs whether it is used or not is an unknown fact.

I was very generously allowed in between screenings whilst cleaning was in progress, but looking at the walls in the photos I cannot discern any lighting strips which may add a colour in screen 2 - there are blue strips in the aisles. The shape of the auditorium may be a factor - the lighting strips may be more effective in a longer, more oblong theatre?

Moviebuff82: I, too, would recommend the Bond movie. As you would expect, the cinematography is superb, right from the start as the opening credits merge into a forest. It is witty, the chases exciting, and to say much more would give away too much! Do find a big screen to see it though.