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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.
Architect responsible for the cinemascope work was David Evelyn Nye
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.
Anyone fancy purchasing a former Odeon Cinema? Well this is your chance, The former Odeon Cinema is currently for sale for £295,000.
Look’s similar to the Ritz Cinema in Ilkeston, also designed by Reginald Cooper.
I had written more in the description, why was this edited so much!
Photograph Paul Bland
Architect Lawrence M Gotch.