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Jeremy Buck commented about MGM Waltham Cross on Jun 12, 2022 at 3:36 am

The Embassy was demolished in May 2022.

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Jeremy Buck commented about Garrick Theatre on Feb 5, 2022 at 7:16 am

The Garrick has just been added to the Theatres Trust list of Theatres at Risk

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Jeremy Buck commented about Regal Cinema on May 20, 2020 at 8:40 am

The Christie organ from the Regal is now installed at Paul Kirner’s Music Palace near Porth in S Wales.

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Jeremy Buck commented about Odeon Uxbridge on May 16, 2020 at 11:10 am

The exterior at night appears in the 1972 film “All Coppers Are” but disguised as a bowling alley— which it never was…

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Jeremy Buck commented about Majestic Cinema on Apr 18, 2020 at 5:28 am

Here are some pictures taken by urban explorers in Oct 2018, showing the organ still to be there.

https://www.28dayslater.co.uk/threads/the-majestic-cinema-cradley-heath-oct-2018.114938/

Local organ guy Cameron Lloyd tells me that he has offered to buy and remove the organ on many occasions, but the owners shown no interest.

Jeremy

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Jeremy Buck commented about Granada Dartford on Apr 13, 2013 at 5:34 am

The organ is now located at Dingles Fairground Museum in Devon

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Jeremy Buck commented about Cineworld Cinema - Chelsea on Dec 15, 2012 at 3:56 pm

Evening Standard reports (December 12 2012) that the cinema is to be demolished and replaced by a new 4-screen Everyman cinema, opening in 2015. So one of London’s oldest cinema buildings is to go..

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Jeremy Buck commented about King's Theatre on Jul 10, 2012 at 10:36 am

The Wetherspoons pub occupies the foyer areas only- the auditorium has been demolished and replaced by a Job Centre

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Jeremy Buck commented about Odeon Oxford, Magdalen Street on Feb 29, 2012 at 5:47 am

It doesn’t look like they have restored the paintings each side of the auditorium, they still appear to be curtained over. The CTA had some input into the restoration of the foyer. In answer to a query long ago, the organ is in a private house near Woking, Surery, UK.

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Jeremy Buck commented about Regal Cinema on Dec 1, 2011 at 7:57 am

The Regal is now due to re-open in early 2012, with one large screen (with tables in the stalls like the Rex, Berkhamsted) and two new mini-screens on the roof.

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Jeremy Buck commented about ABC Southgate on Nov 5, 2011 at 6:17 pm

A73uk.. This cinema was probably the ODEON, Southgate, located in The Bourne near Southgate Circus. Later the Capitol, now demolished for office block. The Queens was in Palmers Green (where Waitrose store now is)

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Jeremy Buck commented about Hippodrome Cinema on Mar 23, 2011 at 3:22 pm

The Hippodrome re-opened as a Wetherspoons pub on March 22nd 2011 (it is named The Hippodrome)

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Jeremy Buck commented about New Gallery Cinema on Jan 27, 2011 at 6:10 am

Concerts on the Wurlitzer resumed in December 2010 and it is currently played on the first Saturday of each month at 4pm. However, Habitat have announced that the store will be closing down on March 19th 2011 and thus the building faces an uncertain future.

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Jeremy Buck commented about Regal Cinema on Dec 21, 2010 at 7:32 am

The Christie organ from the Regal was re-installed in the Memorial Hall, Barry, Wales, but had to be removed in 2010 and is now in store awaiting a new location. The large Christie organ from the Regal, Marble Arch, was rescued in 2009 by organist Richard Hills and some colleagues, and is also in store awaiting a new home.

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Jeremy Buck commented about Granada Enfield on Dec 13, 2010 at 4:45 am

Sadly this cinema has just been demolished (December 2010) for housing and shops. The last of Enfield’s cinemas now gone..

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Jeremy Buck commented about Market Cinema on Sep 14, 2010 at 6:46 am

There is a photograph here:

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Jeremy Buck commented about Corner Cinema on Feb 19, 2010 at 3:31 pm

Hi Kevin, this clip of Club Noreik is on youtube, but you don’t see much of the interior:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRp88w-e1gg

Best wishes, Jeremy

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Jeremy Buck commented about Corner Cinema on Sep 18, 2009 at 8:55 am

And thanks to Kevin’s lead, I discovered that Kieron was the name of the son of the club’s owner, Laurie Boost, who was the business partner of Laurie Jay.

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Jeremy Buck commented about Canadian Rink Cinema on Sep 1, 2009 at 1:28 am

Here is a Pathe newsreel showing the Dave Clark Five at the “Royal”– quite good as it’s in colour and shows some of the building too:

http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=42984

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Jeremy Buck commented about Corner Cinema on Aug 26, 2009 at 8:35 am

Hi Doolally, I have tried to research that but can’t find much. I believe that Noreik is a fairly common surname in Norway…maybe the owner had Norwegian connections!!

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Jeremy Buck commented about Corner Cinema on Aug 25, 2009 at 3:51 am

Here’s a poster advertising The Who at Club Noreik on Saturday March 13th 1965. They had also appeared on January 23rd. Gene Vincent appeared there on August 15th 1964 according to genevincentuk website.

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Jeremy Buck commented about Curzon Chelsea Cinema on May 26, 2009 at 5:52 am

The Compton organ has been installed in the theatre part of Watford Town Hall, Hertforshire (known as “The Colosseum”) for many years.It was restored to playable condition in 2008, but sees little regular use.

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Jeremy Buck commented about ABC Muswell Hill on Apr 6, 2009 at 2:52 am

Set of photos of the ABC can be found here:

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Jeremy Buck commented about Cineworld Cinema - Wood Green on Mar 11, 2009 at 4:29 am

The former Gaumont/Odeon closed as a cinema in January 1984, so Wood Green was without a cinema for just over 16 years! (It was the Bingo operation at the former Gaumont/Odeon which closed in 1996). Jeremy

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Jeremy Buck commented about Gaumont Finsbury Park on Mar 11, 2009 at 4:24 am

I think the balcony area becameseparated from the stalls by a wall in Bingo days, and the balcony area was used for snooker/billiards. I believe it may still be used for this, still separated from the bowling part? Jeremy