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michaelbrent commented about ABC Islington on Oct 21, 2014 at 7:26 am

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?

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michaelbrent commented about ABC Islington on Oct 21, 2014 at 7:14 am

The venue is open as a church and conference venue

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michaelbrent commented about ABC Warrington on Oct 15, 2014 at 1:13 pm

This building has been saved http://www.insidermedia.com/insider/north-west/125595-art-deco-club-saved-demolition

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michaelbrent commented about Odeon Darlington on Sep 21, 2014 at 10:50 am

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.

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michaelbrent commented about Empire Cinema on Sep 12, 2014 at 9:45 am

Any pictures of the Impact screen?

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michaelbrent commented about Hippodrome Cinema on Sep 11, 2014 at 12:22 pm

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.

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michaelbrent commented about Empire Cinema on Aug 4, 2014 at 8:46 am

In what way?

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michaelbrent commented about Empire Cinema on Jul 11, 2014 at 1:21 pm

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?

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michaelbrent commented about Scala Cinema on Apr 6, 2014 at 3:42 pm

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.

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michaelbrent commented about Embassy Cinema on Feb 8, 2014 at 12:37 am

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

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michaelbrent commented about Sync Stratford London on Feb 4, 2014 at 1:21 pm

The Wurlitzer is now happily working at the Royalty Cinema in Bowness-on-Windermere first played in 2012 after relocating there in 2010

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michaelbrent commented about Stafford Cinema on Jan 8, 2014 at 10:05 am

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

http://www.thestaffordcinema.com/

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michaelbrent commented about Granada Slough on Dec 16, 2013 at 4:08 am

Reginald Dixon playing at the Granada Slough.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95wf0X5tB68

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michaelbrent commented about Odeon Kettering on Nov 20, 2013 at 1:11 am

Its not that bad!! There are worse cinema’s aroun

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michaelbrent commented about Oscar Deutsch… The Father of Odeon… on Nov 12, 2013 at 2:35 pm

Chap in glasses behing Oscar Deutsch is Andrew Mather, architect.

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michaelbrent commented about Odeon Banbury on Oct 27, 2013 at 9:38 am

Yes when Classic operated it

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michaelbrent commented about Gemini Cinema on Oct 18, 2013 at 11:15 am

Basil Heering?!?!

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michaelbrent commented about Odeon Banbury on Oct 2, 2013 at 7:48 am

my father worked as a projectionist in the 1970s

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michaelbrent commented about Empire Cinema on Sep 4, 2013 at 1:19 pm

Empire reveal’s its new IMAX screen http://www.screendaily.com/news/empire-leicester-square-to-get-imax/5059984.article

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michaelbrent commented about Odeon Corby on Jul 6, 2013 at 11:58 am

The Odeon clocks are still in place!

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michaelbrent commented about Odeon Loughborough on Jun 30, 2013 at 2:43 pm

What screen is now located in the front stalls? And is there any photographs of the auditorium in its original state?

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michaelbrent commented about Odeon Corby on Jun 25, 2013 at 10:49 am

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.

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michaelbrent commented about Odeon Corby on Jun 24, 2013 at 12:16 pm

Anyone fancy purchasing a former Odeon Cinema? Well this is your chance, The former Odeon Cinema is currently for sale for £295,000.

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/commercial-property-for-sale/property-41201633.html

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michaelbrent commented about Auditorium on May 24, 2013 at 9:38 am

Look’s similar to the Ritz Cinema in Ilkeston, also designed by Reginald Cooper.

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michaelbrent commented about Palace Cinema on May 20, 2013 at 7:51 am

I had written more in the description, why was this edited so much!