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Ian commented about Everyman York on Jan 17, 2018 at 4:19 am

Some photos of the reopened Everyman Cinema taken on January 2018 here (I echo the sumptuous design and helpfulness of the staff comments made by FanacticalAboutOdeon):–

EXTERIOR

FOYER

SCREEN 1 ENTRANCE

SCREEN 1

SCREEN 2

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Ian commented about Odeon Leicester Square on Jan 11, 2018 at 3:10 am

I was in Leicester Square last night 10th January) and the Odeon was hosting the European Premiere of “The Post” – not sure if this was for one night only or not.

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Ian commented about Reel Cinema on Dec 24, 2017 at 5:29 am

Savoy Cinemas (Nottingham) announced as operator of the new complex – with opening slipped to “Early 2019”.

Still planned to close the existing Reel twin cinema in May 2018 leaving the town without films for over half a year.

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Ian commented about Movieplex on Dec 8, 2017 at 3:22 am

The cinema was a runner up in the “Cinema of the Year” 2017. Photos from November 2017:–

EXTERIOR

SCREEN 1

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Ian commented about Futurist Theatre on Nov 29, 2017 at 1:24 pm

Crap Council – really pleased we have got out of the town TBH.

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Ian commented about Reel Cinema on Nov 24, 2017 at 5:55 am

Still no announcement of the operator, but a start on the site next door to the existing cinema (which will close in 2018) was made in November 2017.

NEW CINEMA SITE

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Ian commented about Vue Piccadilly on Nov 15, 2017 at 3:44 am

Nightshot of the former Plaza from November 2017:–

PLAZA

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Ian commented about Coronet Theatre on Nov 10, 2017 at 3:56 am

Some last shots of the final drama (on-stage) at the theatre on 8th November 2017). The Coronet will finally close with a last party on the night of 31st December 2017 / 1st January 2018.

AUDITORIUM AND STAGE

AUDITORIUM

BAR

AUDITORIUM AND STAGE

STAGE

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Ian commented about Odeon Marble Arch on Nov 10, 2017 at 3:03 am

A few more demolition photos a few weeks later in the process (October 2016):–

OMA DEMOLITION

OMA DEMOLITION

OMA DEMOLITION

OMA SIGN

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Ian commented about ABC Forest Hill on Oct 25, 2017 at 3:22 am

As of October 2017 the Capitol is up and running again as a Wetherspoons pub with no apparent change to the interior from 2014.

EXTERIOR

PROSCENIUM

PLASTERWORK DETAIL

BALCONY AND REAR

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Ian commented about State Club on Sep 15, 2017 at 1:14 pm

On a visit in 2017 the State seemed to have closed – however some major repair work to the auditorium walls seems to have taken place since 2008.

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Ian commented about Regal Cinema on Sep 14, 2017 at 3:30 am

Photos of the Regal from 1986 here:–

EXTERIOR

ORGAN

SPLAY WALL

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Ian commented about Phoenix Film & Digital Media Centre on Sep 14, 2017 at 3:20 am

More photos taken in 2017 here:–

EXTERIOR

SCREEN 1 TO FRONT

SCREEN 1 TO REAR

SCREEN 2

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Ian commented about O2 Academy Brixton on Aug 9, 2017 at 5:37 am

Some mainly exterior photos from 2017 here:–

FACADE

FACADE DETAIL

FOYER

SIDE VIEW

BACK VIEW

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Ian commented about Reel Cinema on Jul 13, 2017 at 10:37 am

In July 2017, a start to the project still awaited, a new set of plans emerged which does not cover the site of the existing cinema (obove), and which is planned to be closed and demolished in May 2018.

The new cinema will open at the end of 2018 (but don’t hold your breath) and is reduced to five screens seating, according to the plans, 1) 184; 2) 164; 3) 122; 4) 141; 5)103 a total of 714 seats. there will also be two restaurants and some office space.

The operator has not been announced.

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Ian commented about thescreen at Rhodes Arts Complex on Jul 12, 2017 at 3:36 am

A view of the auditorium taken in 2014

RHODES ARTS CENTRE

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Ian commented about Electric Brixton on Jul 12, 2017 at 3:26 am

Some photos of the Electric taken in July 2017 here:–

EXTERIOR

FOYER

SIDE BOX

VIEW FROM BALCONY

PLASTERWORK

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Ian commented about Maxime Cinema on Jun 20, 2017 at 2:30 am

Photos taken in May 2017, including the restored Screen 1 which is really rather special!

EXTERIOR

FOYER

SCREEN 3 – BALCONY

SCREEN 1 – STALLS

SCREEN 1 – TABS

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Ian commented about Memorial Hall on Jun 16, 2017 at 5:30 am

As detailed in the text the theatre and ballroom were contained in a separate later building largely behind the black & white (Chronicle) photo, as can be seen in this May 2017 photo:–

EXTERIOR

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Ian commented about Memorial Hall on Jun 16, 2017 at 5:25 am

The Memo was reopened in November 2014, gloriously restored. Photo from May 2017

AUDITORIUM

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Ian commented about Blackwood Miners' Institute on Jun 16, 2017 at 5:22 am

Two photos of the Miners Institute from May 2017

EXTERIOR

AUDITORIUM

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Ian commented about Olympia Cinema on Jun 16, 2017 at 5:17 am

Two views of the Olympia operating as a pub taken in May 2017

EXTERIOR

AUDITORIUM

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Ian commented about Maindee Cinema on Jun 16, 2017 at 5:09 am

Two exteriors of the Maindee as the Godrey Morgan pub – the Auditorium block shows the windows punched through the side wall of the rear stalls, which gives some idea of how the pub is laid out under the balcony.

FACADE

AUDITORIUM BLOCK

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Ian commented about Market Hall Cinema on Jun 12, 2017 at 4:00 am

After a long battle with the Council, the Market Hall cinema was reopened in May 2017

MARKET HALL

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Ian commented about Odeon Leicester Square on Jun 1, 2017 at 2:38 am

I went through Leicester Square yesterday and the Odeon Mezzanines were running – can’t explain the website, but the refurb does not appear to have started yet.