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keiths commented about Walpole Cinema on Nov 25, 2013 at 1:23 pm

They had been replaced by Kalee’s – possibly 20’s – by 1968.

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keiths commented about Odeon Marble Arch on Nov 18, 2013 at 2:34 pm

Star Wars in D-150 is a sight I’ll remember all my life. You had to turn your head to see different parts of the picture – talk about being involved….

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keiths commented about Birks Cinema on Nov 12, 2013 at 1:24 pm

Fantastic… Presumably helped immensely by the advent of digital projection?

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keiths commented about Futurist Cinema on Nov 11, 2013 at 4:58 pm

http://www.flickr.com/photos/16640632@N03/9444882991/in/photolist-foBuEc-8xh2Kr-hnMme7-ejtT8X-hnM5mX-hnMnyw-hgKjtd-hgL6cd-hnM8T7-hgKcGu-hnMxdm-hgKuTc-hgJVvR-hnLWKz-hgK4cn-hgLVwM-hnM66U-hgL6Ha-hnMgYA-hnNkzi-hnLMM4-hnMaTj-hnLFqr-dCrzv8-9S9JSi-de5BPL-9Le3hX-9WtFMJ-bnUn4n-8GgUGt-9feDwb-dWe2wD-dAiko2-8BgjrJ-7BreYh-8pcznL-8DVqu4-8xk4ho-bAF7VS-hnMFyQ-hgKcep-hnLKST-hnNkiM-hnMnsw-gKSKBe-hgLrzz-hgKU1U-hnM9ho-hnMrwH-hgKYrY-hnMzUf

A very sad pic here…

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keiths commented about Stag Theatre on Oct 28, 2013 at 11:24 am

Are you sure about the date of Odeon to Focus changeover? A friend of mine worked as a part time projectionist here in 1975/6, and I’m fairly sure it still displayed Odeon signage at that time.

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keiths commented about Surbiton Assembly Rooms on Oct 28, 2013 at 11:15 am

I worked for an AV company around the corner from this place. One evening in 1975, we installed a mobile 16mm rig in order to project an evening of travel films for a local holiday agent. I had no idea it had once been used as a ‘proper’ cinema!

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keiths commented about Cannon Shanklin on Oct 28, 2013 at 10:59 am

When was it actually demolished?

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keiths commented about Astoria Theatre on Jul 31, 2013 at 12:09 pm

It really is still a magnificent building. Saw the Beatles and the Yardbirds there one christmas in the 60’s

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keiths commented about Odeon Bournemouth on Feb 21, 2013 at 10:40 am

Although not a local myself, I have a long family history with the town, and have spent a lot of happy times in the area over the last 60 years. To contemplate the replacement of this historic cinema with the anonymity of an underground multiplex doesn’t bear thinking about. It’s a real shame that its operators don’t use its uniqueness as a major selling point. What does their PR department DO with itself all day?

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keiths commented about Shepherd's Bush Pavilion on May 25, 2012 at 7:58 pm

Drove past yesterday. Not much left…..

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keiths commented about Kinema on Mar 8, 2012 at 3:08 pm

I drove past what I suspect must have been this place yesterday, but the weather was horrible. I’ll post a picture next time I’m down there on a decent day.

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keiths commented about Kinema in the Woods & Kinema Too on Oct 5, 2011 at 12:49 pm

A very nice video describing the history of the Kinema is available from the website. It’s fascinating stuff, and well worth a view.

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keiths commented about Cannon Lewisham on Jun 16, 2011 at 7:20 pm

I believe Star’s first attempt at twinning was Studio 1&2 in Guildford – long demolished to make way for an open air bus garage.

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keiths commented about Granada Chichester on Jun 7, 2011 at 5:48 pm

I seem to remember that the MacDonalds usage actually lasted into the 21st century – possibly as late as 2004.

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keiths commented about ABC Dover on Jun 6, 2011 at 6:10 pm

At least the building seems to have had a coat of paint since the photo at the top was taken…

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keiths commented about ABC Blackpool on Jun 6, 2011 at 6:05 pm

Thankyou abcman. Looking at your pics of the operahouse, you are, of course, quite right – it WAS a long time ago, after all. However, I DID see a summer show at the ABC, but now can’t remember who it was for the life of me!

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keiths commented about Roxy Cinema on Jun 6, 2011 at 5:41 pm

I must go and take a look at this place – I worked around the corner from 1973-76, but never got the chance to go inside.

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keiths commented about Granada Greenford on Apr 20, 2011 at 5:42 pm

I can ‘sort of’ understand Tesco wanting to rebuild here. Although it had a lot of seats, the interior of the building was/is quite cramped, and the present store is very small by Tesco standards. However…… there isn’t a lot of room out the back to extend into, there being a sloping municipal car park very close to the back wall of the present building, so I don’t quite see their rationale. Maybe they want to extend upwards?

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keiths commented about Odeon Guildford on Apr 5, 2011 at 7:37 pm

I was a student in Guildford between 1970 and 1974, during which time I saw several films at the Odeon, including Woodstock and Fantasia on the big screen – pre tripling. Guildford was also the home of Studio 1, which became one of the first cinemas in the country to be twinned into Studios 1 & 2. These were closer to the Uni – as well as round the corner from the best Indian restaurant in town, so were the cinema of choice for students. The present multiplex is just round the corner from where the studios used to stand.

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keiths commented about Astoria Theatre on Apr 5, 2011 at 7:07 pm

Thank goodness it’s still there.

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keiths commented about Bude Leisure Centre on Mar 8, 2011 at 7:11 pm

People vomited during Star Wars at the Odeon Marble Arch due to motion sickness. The staff had to shut the front few rows.

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keiths commented about Walpole Cinema on Dec 6, 2010 at 10:51 am

What a find. By the time I was involved with the place in 1970, the whole of the inside was painted black. If my memory serves me well, the picture was taken from a point in front of the steeply raked rear stalls. The cinema was actually quite large inside, the projection throw being around 100 feet. The ‘scope picture was like a postage stamp from the back, due to being the same width as the 1.33:1

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keiths commented about Electric Cinematograph Theatre on Dec 3, 2010 at 6:37 pm

Do you know WHICH retail unit this is?

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keiths commented about Dominion Cinema on Dec 3, 2010 at 6:22 pm

This is what the site looks like as of December 2010.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ksavs/5228711029/

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keiths commented about Empire Cinema on Nov 25, 2010 at 1:52 pm

http://www.ealingtoday.co.uk/info/eaempire005.htm

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