Comments from Mike_Blakemore

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Mike_Blakemore commented about Clifton Spitfire Badge on Feb 15, 2017 at 9:29 am

Correction They bought a Hurricane Fighter.

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Mike_Blakemore commented about Odeon Kettering on Feb 9, 2017 at 10:18 am

The Interior was identical to The ABC Empress Sutton Coldfield and the Exterior the same style as the Clifton Evesham second frontage

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Mike_Blakemore commented about IMPERIAL CINEMA WALSALL on Feb 8, 2017 at 11:49 am

1967 Advert

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Mike_Blakemore commented about Avion Super Cinema on Feb 8, 2017 at 11:49 am

1967 advert

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Mike_Blakemore commented about Imperial Cinema on Feb 8, 2017 at 11:43 am

Forgot to mention I manage The Cinema During the last Four Weeks of its life as a Cinema.. It was Ironic that I did this as My Family owned the Theatre with the Westwood Family “Walsall Theatre Company” prior to it becoming ABC Managed.

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Mike_Blakemore commented about Alexandra Theatre on Feb 1, 2017 at 7:27 pm

It is remarkable that both of this Architects Theatres was bombed during the WW2.

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Mike_Blakemore commented about Adult World on Feb 1, 2017 at 7:21 pm

This Building was used as the construction workshop for the Old Birmingham Rep Theatre

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Mike_Blakemore commented about Globe Electric Palace on Jan 4, 2017 at 2:29 am

This Cinema was owned by “The Lyons Estate”

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Mike_Blakemore commented about Mayfair Cinema on Jan 4, 2017 at 2:27 am

The Mayfair Cinema (Birmingham) Ltd., was a 50-50 owned between the Vitoria Playhouse Group and the Lyons Estate.

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Mike_Blakemore commented about ABC Derby on Dec 4, 2016 at 2:28 pm

terry.. I was being sarcastic…. :o)

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Mike_Blakemore commented about ABC Derby on Dec 4, 2016 at 2:41 am

The conversion into three screens was carried out by Moorebird Ltd., They did a usually a cheap and cheerful job. that leaked sound badly …

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Mike_Blakemore commented about ABC West Bromwich on Dec 3, 2016 at 4:17 am

I did Management Reliefs from March 1968 till it closed as a cinema. Last Manager was Ray Adams

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Mike_Blakemore commented about Captol Cinema on Nov 16, 2016 at 3:14 am

This Picture was taken by Bill Green for me.

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Mike_Blakemore commented about Odeon Walsall on Nov 8, 2016 at 11:41 am

The picture is from the Architectural Review of 1920.

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Mike_Blakemore commented about Electric Cinema on Oct 17, 2016 at 12:34 am

Correct. The Last Paragraph is wrong The second screen was added in the 1990’s by Classic Cinemas soon after their take over from Jacey.

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Mike_Blakemore commented about Savoy Theatre on Sep 1, 2016 at 5:37 pm

Picture taken by Mike Brazier..

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Mike_Blakemore commented about ABC Stourbridge on Jun 29, 2016 at 4:17 pm

Prior to The ABC take over it was run as part of the BT Davis Circuit of Birmingham…

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Mike_Blakemore commented about Astra Entertainment Centre on Jun 23, 2016 at 9:57 am

The Cinema – Bingo Development was designed by Modernisation Ltd. (John Freeze-Green) He had a financial interest in this site for a number of years.

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Mike_Blakemore commented about Ritz Cinema on Jun 20, 2016 at 9:18 am

The Kine Year Book of 1962 at that date Star Cinemas were running the Cinema. The Conversion was carried out by Modernisation Ltd.,

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Mike_Blakemore commented about Palace Cinema on Jun 14, 2016 at 2:18 pm

The 1964 refurbishment for the Bingo and the conversion to Cinema-Bingo was carried out by Modernisation Ltd.,

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Mike_Blakemore commented about Cannon Hull on Jun 1, 2016 at 10:09 am

Love that Interior Picture Terry. A Very fine example of a Robert Cromie’s work. The Prince of Wales Theatre London and the Theatre Royal Drury Lane Remodel. Great building always end up having something insipid to replace them.

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Mike_Blakemore commented about Grand Cinema on May 15, 2016 at 10:02 am

Grade 2 and below are not worth the papers they are listed on….

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Mike_Blakemore commented about Regal Cinema on Apr 30, 2016 at 6:05 am

This was a separate company within the Theatre Administration Group of Leamington Spa…

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Mike_Blakemore commented about Richmond Theatre on Apr 30, 2016 at 5:12 am

I believe that this Theatre is still owned by Fred Butterworth’s Family

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Mike_Blakemore commented about Palace Cinema on Apr 14, 2016 at 5:23 am

The Independent Cinema operator that took over in 1958 was BT Davis who bought it as a job lot of 5 Cinema off Rank. Those included Chepstow. Lydney. Monmouth which the family still own. The fifth at the moment I cannot remember.. age.. Later he took over Odeon’s Henley on Thames and Marlow.