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Ian commented about Tyneside Cinema on Jul 22, 2014 at 1:04 am

Photos of the glorious Tyneside from 2014 EXTERIOR

FOYER

CLASSIC

ELECTRA

ROXY

Ian
Ian commented about Empire Theatre on Jul 21, 2014 at 3:25 pm

Photo from circa 1986

EMPIRE FACADE

And from 1997

EMPIRE PROSCENIUM

Ian
Ian commented about Carlton Cinema on Jul 21, 2014 at 3:21 pm

A photo from circa 1986 which appears to show the building unused

CARLTON

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Ian commented about Darnall Picture Palace on Jun 27, 2014 at 4:24 pm

Much of the interior remains in the current use as a carpet showroom. Floor levels have been altered but its cinema past is clearly evident.

DARNALL PICTURE PALACE EXTERIOR

DARNALL PICTURE PALACE INTERIOR

Ian
Ian commented about Majestic Theatre on Jun 13, 2014 at 11:11 am

A couple of shots of the shuttered building in 1998 after bingo had closed, the building was demolished not too long after. This was a very ornate and attractive theatre in its day, located in the wrong suburb.

MAJESTIC BENWELL – note that the fly-tower has been reduced in height by now.

MAJESTIC BENWELL – The main entrance door were particularly notable, being metal with ornamental lion heads on each.

Ian
Ian commented about Adelaide Picture Hall on Jun 13, 2014 at 11:00 am

A slightly more recent photo can be seen here, still recognisably the same building:–

ADELAIDE BENWELL

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Ian commented about Mayfair Cinema on Apr 24, 2014 at 11:20 am

At some point, possibly the conversion to the pub in 1998, the screen end of the auditorium was demolished (if you look at the photo above the building seems to have a very shallow depth).

Ian
Ian commented about Alexandra Palace Theatre on Apr 20, 2014 at 8:39 am

Photos of the interior taken in 2013

ALEXANDRA PALACE STAGE

ALEXANDRA PALACE AUDITORIUM

Ian
Ian commented about Odeon Penge on Apr 14, 2014 at 5:19 am

As a bingo hall in 1990 :– PENGE ODEON

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Ian commented about Strand Cinema on Mar 28, 2014 at 2:33 am

Photo’s from March 2014 of the Strand Arts Centre:–

EXTERIOR

BALCONY SIDE VIEW

BALCONY STAGE

STALLS AND STAGE

SCREEN 3

Ian
Ian commented about County Cinema on Mar 25, 2014 at 12:31 pm

A later photo from 1978

COUNTY

Ian
Ian commented about Grand Opera House on Mar 14, 2014 at 4:53 am

March 2014 photo of stage from dress circle.

GRAND OPERA HOUSE

Ian
Ian commented about Theatre Royal on Mar 10, 2014 at 2:46 am

Interior shot from 2014 here. The club has very recently changed from Gala ownership to Ritz Bingo.

AUDITORIUM

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Ian commented about Pilot Cinema on Mar 10, 2014 at 2:43 am

Demolition plans were approved in December 2013, but as of March 2014 it was still standing:–

PILOT CINEMA

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Ian commented about Palace Theatre on Feb 25, 2014 at 1:02 am

Board-up and for sale in 2007:–

PALACE REDCAR

Ian
Ian commented about Theatre One Cinema on Feb 23, 2014 at 8:12 am

A photo of Theatre One in 1995:–

THEATRE ONE

Ian
Ian commented about Cannon 1 & 2 on Jan 30, 2014 at 10:03 am

A photo from 1991 when it was known as the Flicks – the Live Alternative:–

CANNON

Ian
Ian commented about Pavilion Cinema on Jan 30, 2014 at 9:57 am

A photo from 1990:–

PAVILION

Ian
Ian commented about ABC Forest Hill on Jan 27, 2014 at 7:37 am

A few contemporary photos of the Capitol as a Wetherspoons pub here:–

EXTERIOR

FOYER

PROSCENIUM

DETAIL OF BALCONY

AUDITORIUM to REAR

Ian
Ian commented about Grand Theatre on Jan 18, 2014 at 1:40 am

A few scanned images from December 1993 here:–

EXTERIOR

AUDITORIUM TO STAGE

AUDITORIUM TO REAR

BALCONY

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Ian commented about Barn Cinema on Jan 6, 2014 at 12:21 pm

The Barn was a mixed use theatre which was part of he Dartington College of Performing Arts. Following the relocation of the college and subsequent closure of the Dartington site, the hall has had a more public remit.

Two further images of the Barn from 1991 here:

EXTERIOR

AUDITORIUM

Ian
Ian commented about Phoenix Cinema on Jan 6, 2014 at 7:40 am

Derelict in 2007 – I think demolition came in 2008.

PHOENIX

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Ian commented about Futurist Theatre on Jan 6, 2014 at 4:14 am

The Futurist was closed by Scarborough Borough Council – the decision of one man, not even the full council – on Sunday 5th January 2013 with a performance of The Hobbit II – The Desolation of Smaug.

They have been wanting to close the theatre for over a decade, looks like they may finally have got their wish.

Ian
Ian commented about Electra Cinema on Dec 30, 2013 at 3:29 am

A couple of images taken very shortly after closure in 1988

FACADE

AUDITORIUM BLOCK

Ian
Ian commented about Kingsway Cinema on Dec 21, 2013 at 8:13 am

A scanned photo from 2001 of the former Kingsway

KINGSWAY