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Auditorium under threat from demolition with the facade being retained
Now under threat of demolition.
New photos uploaded
The Gala Bingo club, which has been open since 1974, will close on Thursday 7 June 2018. Gala were offered a sum of money for the building which they couldn’t refuse and it is to be sold as a banqueting hall
Pictures added, with the pod screens added in the circle
Copyright NBDA architects
New photographs added of the restored cinema
This cinema is now a Showcase Cinema De Lux. Still 13 screens, all fully air conditioned, All 13 Screen’s have Dolby Digital Sound, Real D 3D, Sony 4K projection.
There is a Film Crew Party Room, a Lounge Bar, Costa Coffee. All 13 screens have fully customisable recliner seating as standard in every screen.
New refurbished pic of Screen 1 added
This cinema closed on June 13th and reopened on Sunday 19 June after a refurbishment
This cinema is closed for refurbishment and will open on Thursday 23rd June
This cinema is owned by the Mundin Family. Who also own and operate The Ritz Cinema in Belper Derbyshire, and The Regal Cinema in Melton Mowbray. A fantastic refurbishment
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