Photos favorited by Mike_Blakemore

  • <p>from a 1981 slide</p>
  • <p>Auditorium ceiling dome which can slide open to allow fresh air into the theatre, April 2016</p>
  • <p>Safety Curtain, viewed from the dress circle.  April 2016.</p>
  • <p>A view from the stage of the bombed auditorium, photographed in 1954 by Colin Sorensen.</p>
  • <p>View of stage from rear side of the Gods.</p>
  • <p>Auditorium photographed in 1959.</p>
  • <p>The main entrance foyer after tripling.  The traditional HF Pride & Co spray fittings had by this time been replaced with some front stalls auditorium fittings from ABC Huddersfield which, following a ‘drop wall’ conversion there, were no longer in use.</p>
  • <p>Auditorium viewed from circle in 2000 when converted to a Wetherspoon’s pub.</p>
  • <p>The Picture Showing the very Horace G. Bradley Stage area Prior to the 70mm Refurbishment.  and anti flooding measures..  and the company that followed us removed anti-flooding… Suprise.. Suprise.. it flooded after :o)</p>
  • <p>This Picture shows the Auditorium designed by Percy Lindsey Browne & Glover after the first Fire.  The Stage shows the CinemaScope refit including Festoon tabs.  The way this work was done has the “Modernisiation Ltd.” look about it.  When the Organ was used, two very large doors where opened beneath the screen. Alas I only saw it done a few times..  This Theatre is my number 2 Favorite Cinema in Walsall after the ABC Savoy…    PS.   This is also a Picture Treat for Ken Roe ..</p>
  • <p>Picture source:  Architectural Review     The original Interior pre- the 1923 Fire..</p>
  • <p>Picture Taken in the time before it was wrecked by progress</p>
  • <p>Pictured In Better times..  Whilst I was there as Assistant Manager</p>
  • <p>Picture Showing the Stage with The House Tabs Open..</p>
  • <p>Screen 1, July 2013.</p>
  • <p>Screen 1, July 2013.</p>
  • <p>Oscar Deutsch… The Father of Odeon…
              Next to him, is his wife who designed the sofa they are sitting on..    I cannot remember the cinema opening, that this photo was taken</p>
  • <p>Original safety curtain, photographed in November 1937 at the theatres' opening.  It still exists today, and is used on special occasions and whenever the stage is used.</p>