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Ian commented about Gaumont Eltham Hill on May 14, 2018 at 1:10 am

Images of the former Odeon / Gaumont as the Mecca Bingo Hall (May 2018) here:–

EXTERIOR

FOYER

AUDITORIUM FROM REAR

PROSCENIUM

AUDITORIUM FROM STAGE

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Ian commented about Reel Cinema on Apr 27, 2018 at 6:01 am

The Reel was stripped out on the 27th April, and will be demolished within weeks – starting 7th May 2018. It had been hoped to screen “E.T.-The Extra Terrestrial” on the last night but sadly there was insufficient time to arrange.

A few photographs taken on the morning after closure here:–

SCREEN 1

SCREEN 1

PROJECTION ROOM – SCREEN 2

SCREEN 2

SCREEN 2

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Ian commented about Reel Cinema on Apr 27, 2018 at 12:32 am

The cinema quietly closed on Thursday 26 April 2018 with “Rampage” in Screen 1 and “Truth or Dare” in Screen 2. Even the Reel website contained no mention of closure in the final weeks and no public ceremony or event was held on the final day. For the first time in 35 years Grantham is without a first-run cinema.

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Ian commented about Curzon Chelsea Cinema on Apr 1, 2018 at 2:23 am

Some photos taken on the final afternoon – Saturday 31st March 2018 – before and after the final film “Stalker” (there was a live Met Opera screening in the evening).

EXTERIOR

ENTRANCE

FOYER

AUDITORIUM TO SCREEN

AUDITORIUM TO REAR

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Ian commented about Savoy Cinema on Mar 21, 2018 at 2:15 am

The cinema was renamed Savoy in 2017 and commencing in September 2017 a major scheme of improvements and refurbishment started – the work is being done in stages without closing the venue. The largest screen now seats 343.

Photos from March 2018

EXTERIOR

SCREEN 4

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Ian commented about Kinema in the Woods & Kinema Too on Feb 24, 2018 at 1:01 am

Still going strong in 2018, and indeed about to expand with the addition of a third screen on the right hand side of the building.

EXTERIOR

MAIN AUDITORIUM

ORGAN

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Ian commented about Reel Cinema on Feb 23, 2018 at 7:31 am

Now scheduled to close 26th April 2018

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Ian commented about Cineworld Cinema - Leicester Square on Feb 9, 2018 at 6:47 am

I looked into the foyer (from outside) yesterday and it seemed very unlikely to be finished by lunchtime today!

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Ian commented about Scala Cinema on Feb 4, 2018 at 1:55 am

The Scala has a rather splendid new lighting scheme at night – photo taken January 2018:–

SCALA KINGS CROSS

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Ian commented about Odeon Covent Garden on Feb 4, 2018 at 1:51 am

Night shot of the Odeon Covent Garden facade – January 2018 – here:–

ODEON COVENT GARDEN

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Ian commented about Odeon Luxe Haymarket on Feb 4, 2018 at 1:48 am

Photo of the Odeon in new Luxe guise – January 2018 – here:–

ODEON LUXE HAYMARKET

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Ian commented about Cineworld Cinema - Leicester Square on Feb 4, 2018 at 1:43 am

Photo of the facade at night during the renovations here – possibly a brief period when it is all visible, without adverts. Will they, I wonder cover the Empire Theatre name?

EMPIRE THEATRE

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Ian commented about Guildhall Arts Centre on Jan 18, 2018 at 2:21 pm

Photographs of the Guildhall:–

BALLROOM

THEATRE TOWARD STAGE

THEATRE FROM STAGE

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Ian commented about Torbay Cinema on Jan 18, 2018 at 4:02 am

Look under “Theatres” at the top of the page and then “Add your favourite”

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Ian commented about Everyman York on Jan 17, 2018 at 2:19 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 1:10 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 3:29 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 1:22 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 11:24 am

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 3:55 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 1:44 am

Nightshot of the former Plaza from November 2017:–

PLAZA

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Ian commented about Coronet Theatre on Nov 10, 2017 at 1:56 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 1:03 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 1:22 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 11:14 am

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.