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This cinema is now open following a multi million pound restoration and refurbishment. The cinema has still got three screens. Screen 1 being in the former circle which has been extended forwards, all the ceiling and wall decorations have been restored. Screens 2 and 3 are in the former rear stalls. The ballroom has been converted into flats and the foyer has still got its marble columns, the 1920’s art deco mirror which was in the former ballroom now takes pride of place in the foyer
Cinematreasures, there was not a cafe, and the seating was in stadium format with a balcony with no overhang
New pictures showing the refurbished Screen 1 now uploaded!
Could anyone confirm if the proscenium and auditorium ceiling have been altered or hidden, looking at some photographs it certainly was the case and being a listed building had to be restored?
The venue is open as a church and conference venue
This building has been saved http://www.insidermedia.com/insider/north-west/125595-art-deco-club-saved-demolition
Magic and Mayhem, the North of Englands largest soft play centre opened on the 20 September 2014. The centre currently occupies the former stalls.
The circle will be subdivided to form a 300 seat cinema auditorium and a stage will be constructed for shows, live acts, music. A Café/Bar will be provided in the former café.
Any pictures of the Impact screen?
The building has again found a new lease of life. The auction room, gym and betting office have closed and the building has been gutted. In what was the auditorium, the space has been opened up again for the first time since the 1940/1950s. Revealing the walls of the old cinema and old corn exchange. The building is now an upmarket café/restaurant and bar now known as the Kino, harking back to the days when it was a cinema.
In what way?
I’ve uploaded some more pictures of the IMAX auditorium, but haven’t yet been able to take any of the IMPACT Screen, has anybody managed to take any pictures of that screen?
I have uploaded some photographs of the refurbished auditorium of the Scala. The cinema was refurbished in time of the cinema’s 100th anniversary in September 2013. And is believed to be 2nd oldest cinema in the UK. New seats, carpets, screen, digital projection, speakers and catering/box offices stands have been installed.
Jeffrey Morris this was not the last surviving cinema designed by David Evelyn Nye. The Rex in Berkhamsted and the Odeon in Esher designed by Nye are open and showing movies
The Wurlitzer is now happily working at the Royalty Cinema in Bowness-on-Windermere first played in 2012 after relocating there in 2010
Curzon Cinemas have taken on full operational management and programming of the Apollo Stafford cinema from the previous owners, Vue Cinemas.
They plan to refurbish the cinema over the coming months
Reginald Dixon playing at the Granada Slough.
Its not that bad!! There are worse cinema’s aroun
Chap in glasses behing Oscar Deutsch is Andrew Mather, architect.
Yes when Classic operated it
my father worked as a projectionist in the 1970s
Empire reveal’s its new IMAX screen http://www.screendaily.com/news/empire-leicester-square-to-get-imax/5059984.article
The Odeon clocks are still in place!
What screen is now located in the front stalls? And is there any photographs of the auditorium in its original state?
It wouldn’t take too much work, proscenium still in place, as is circle all though a metal mezzanine floor has been put in, I’m unsure about the projection box, but the stalls floor has been leveled.