Photos favorited by Mike_Blakemore

  • <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 Aduitorium designed by Percy Lindsey Browne & Glover after the first Fire.  The Stage shows the Cinemascope refit inc Festoon Tabs.  The way this work was done has the “Modernisiation Ltd.,” look about it.     When the Ogran Was used. 2 very Large doors where opened beneath the screen. Alas I only seen 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>
  • <p>View of Screen</p>
  • <p>auditorium</p>
  • <p>Picture taken outside “The Regal”</p>
            
              <p>Pictured 3rd from the right is Sir Sydney Clift..Founder of the “Clfton Circuit” “Cinema Proprietors Ltd.,” Godfather of “Odeon” “P & M Screen advertising” “International Film Distributors” and interests in a number of other compaines..</p>
  • <p>View from Circle…</p>
  • <p>View from the Balcony  (The Gods)  I think seat belts should have been warn while you watched the film :o)</p>
  • <p>Interior before demolition</p>
  • <p>Note the plasterwork finish how very plain it is. The design had to be ammended due to War time restrictions.</p>
  • <p>Part of the Foyer ..   Taken before it was ruined and turned into atriple cinema</p>