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Playhousegoer commented about Zoo Palast on May 6, 2016 at 1:16 pm

Was there on the 25th April 2016, and had a look at the larger screen…and what a lovely, large and red interior, wide seats too. I then went to the screening of “Jungle Book” in the smaller and very quaint screen. This smaller room has the length & height of it walls as bookshelves, pick a book whilst waiting for the main-feature, and the reclining seats and four-seater couch-cum-settee was simply fantastic. The price of the ticket was 13.50 euros.

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Playhousegoer commented about UCI Hull on Jan 11, 2016 at 2:33 pm

Thank you for the picture David, very much appreciated. Brings back happy and fond times there with the wife…

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Playhousegoer commented about UCI Hull on Feb 9, 2015 at 4:36 am

Hi mindflowers…I agree, this now-gone cinema was our (as a couple) first cinema; gone but not forgotten :)

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Playhousegoer commented about Playhouse Cinema on Apr 4, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Quote: “The re-fit works are now complete and Screen Three is open. Our on-going improvement programme will include upgrades to the foyer incorporating a full advance ticketing system.”

Screen’s 1 & 2, too, will be , eventually, refurbished and modified…

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Playhousegoer commented about Playhouse Cinema on Feb 7, 2012 at 10:15 am

Quote: “The re-fit works are close to competion and Screen Three will be open from this Friday 10 February. Our first film is THE ARTIST. This highly appropriate film celebrates the golden age of cinema as do our improvements to screen three which pay homage to the art-deco period. Our on-going impreovement programme will include upgrades to the foyer incorporating a full advance ticketing system.” (Early February 2012).

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Playhousegoer commented about Ritz Cinema on Jan 10, 2012 at 10:24 am

9th January, 2012. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-16469267 Lincoln’s Ritz Cinema set to reopen.

The commercial cinema was due to reopen in the summer of 2012, Pete Genders said A cinema in Lincoln is set to reopen after standing derelict for more than a decade.

The Ritz cinema on the High Street closed in 1996 but a community group has announced plans to renovate and refurbish the venue.

Pete Genders, from Off the Bench, said it would open as both a commercial cinema and youth theatre this year.

But the voluntary organisation said a lot of work needed to be done first and has appealed for help from the public.

‘An alternative’ Mr Genders said the project was seen as a way of tackling levels of crime and antisocial behaviour in Lincoln.

He said it was intended for the cinema to be cheaper than others, giving people “an alternative in the city”.

“We thought it would be great for Lincoln to have an affordable cinema people can go to,” he said.

A JD Wetherspoons pub occupies the foyer and stalls area on the ground floor of the building but a decaying auditorium remains upstairs, the voluntary organisation said.

The seats and the screen have been removed and the projection areas closed off and in various levels of decay.

As well as initial funding from City of Lincoln Council, Off the Bench has applied for a Heritage Lottery grant and the scheme has been supported by JD Wetherspoons.

Mr Genders said: “We will be opening in stages. The youth rooms will open by the end of February and, hopefully, the screen itself will be open in the summer.

“It’s really exciting,” he said.

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Playhousegoer commented about Playhouse Cinema on Nov 27, 2011 at 10:22 am

Quote: “Work is now proceeding. SCREEN THREE at the Playhouse is currently closed for a complete re-fit. The work will include a New Screen Sound System and Digital Projector. Improved seating to incorporate more leg room and better sight lines. Watch out for the re-opening announcement. IN THE MEANTIME CINEMAS ONE AND TWO WILL CONTINUE TO PROVIDE A FULL PROGRAMME.” (November 2011)

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Playhousegoer commented about Playhouse Cinema on Nov 7, 2011 at 8:04 pm

Quote: “Starting On Monday 7th November, 2011, SCREEN THREE at the Playhouse Cinema, Louth, will be closed for a complete re-fit. The work will include a New Screen Sound System and Digital Projector. Improved seating to incorporate more leg room and better sight lines. Watch out for the re-opening announcement.”

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Playhousegoer commented about Kinema in the Woods on Oct 19, 2011 at 12:15 pm

I have the new DVD and it’s very well put together and a fine historical document. The DVD Extras are, too, enlightening…check it out :)

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Playhousegoer commented about Hyde Park Picture House on Oct 19, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Hyde Park Picture House play’s a big part in the Leeds International Film Festival (www.leedsfilm.com) in-which it host’s, too, the “Night Of The Dead”; a horror film marathon of film’s from around the world throughout the night.

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Playhousegoer commented about Playhouse Cinema on Aug 13, 2010 at 3:11 pm

Louth Playhouse has now a true coated Silver screen that is now capable of showing 3D in the new Technicolor system. The new Silver screen will not make a difference when viewing 2D film but will make black & white’s crisper. The Playhouse, to celebrate this new feature, will be screening a new print of Orson Welles’s 1941 masterpiece Citizen Kane (August 2010).

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Playhousegoer commented about Hyde Park Picture House on Jun 10, 2010 at 3:02 pm

Lovely pics' Ian. We took a ride to Leeds one day last year and made a detour to see this classy lady and we were given a personal tour of the place and WOW!

We are looking forward to seeing a film at this picture house, again, great photo’s!!!

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Playhousegoer commented about Eventim Apollo Hammersmith on Apr 19, 2010 at 1:46 pm

Hi Keith…

…to answer your question on the film projectors, I have absolutely no idea.
Sorry.

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Playhousegoer commented about Playhouse Cinema on Mar 20, 2010 at 6:44 am

Now up and running in Google Maps “Street View” (March 2010). Shot around June 2009, and it’s a shame that the scaffolding here is tarnishing a great view of a wonderful cinema.

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Playhousegoer commented about Kinema in the Woods on Mar 20, 2010 at 6:38 am

England’s only back projection cinema, Kinema in the Woods, is now up and running in Google’s “Street View” (March 2010). The best way to appreciate the view into the woods to see this charming, rustic cinema is to travel along The Broadway (Woodhall’s main road) and turn into Spa Road then left by following King George Avenue to the bottom, then turn right into Coronation Road (follow the signposts directions for KINEMA). You should then see the old, disused Spa building (blacked boarded-up windows) and the Kinema is to the left of your picture (use the left “arrow key on your PC keyboard): You’ve experienced the PC effect, now all there is to do is to do the drive, or better, the walk through the woods to this cinema: Enjoy.

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Playhousegoer commented about England's only back projection cinema is leaving 35 mm and going digital on Feb 27, 2010 at 8:48 am

My apologies, but the BBC News video above is updated daily and the actual news reel with the cinema information is no longer there…again, sorry…Playhousegoer: (27/02/2010).

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Playhousegoer commented about Kinema in the Woods on Feb 27, 2010 at 8:07 am

Google Map it (Woodhall Spa) and see its setting in the woods, it’s the far building on the apex of Coronation Road in the wood (you can see the car parking spaces that go around the cinemas left side). It really IS just simply breathtaking…

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Playhousegoer commented about Concrete Theatre reopens on Feb 19, 2010 at 6:13 am

It looks lovely and cosy but how does its interior look like?

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Playhousegoer commented about Movie theater popcorn named as one of America's biggest ripoffs on Feb 19, 2010 at 5:51 am

This should, by now, be common knowledge, but just in case: The popcorn etc is solely overpriced to make up the (£) numbers (£) after the Distributors, Studios et al take their debatably overpriced percentage from the sale of each ticket. It’s the equivalent of Waiters & Waitresses in your local restaurant and their need for Tipping to survive. There seems to be a biased toward cinemas' themselves in thinking that it is they who are “ripping-off” the consumer when in fact it, allegedly, is from-on-high where the pecking order starts. The cinema is, sadly, at the bottom of the food-chain and has to, seemingly, overprice what is a rather cheap and effective snack…

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Playhousegoer commented about Kinema in the Woods on Feb 18, 2010 at 1:26 pm

England’s only back projection cinema is leaving 35 mm and going digital. At 14 minutes and 50 seconds in (18/02/10): View link

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Playhousegoer commented about Paris theater gutted by fire on Jan 8, 2010 at 3:53 pm

I hope the damage was not severe and that any damage can be redeemable. The course? Homeless people trying to keep warm in this time of year(?), not in the extent to burn down a whole building, but a possible fire getting out of hand? Or, simply an accident or worse case scenario? Whatever the reason, I hope no one was hurt here, and good luck in finding the reason…

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Playhousegoer commented about Happy New Year! on Jan 2, 2010 at 12:54 pm

The book may be available here, by late 2009: View link.

I will say, that when I ordered this before Xmas, around mid-late November to early December 2009, it was * Out of Stock, but within a couple of weeks later, I received an email stating is was * Packed & Posted. Best news I’d had all week!!!

If there will be a Euro book, can I please recommend these cinemas:

http://louth.parkwaycinemas.co.uk/

http://www.thekinemainthewoods.co.uk/

http://www.hydeparkpicturehouse.co.uk/

/theaters/7354/

Best regards and I’ll place my order here and now too ;)

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Playhousegoer commented about Happy New Year! on Jan 2, 2010 at 5:56 am

Happy New Year to you all too.

Had given your beautiful Cinema Treasures book as a Christmas present, lovely stuff, any chance of a European version anytime, such as the cinemas of Paris, Berlin, London…maybe. You can only ask :)

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Playhousegoer commented about Eventim Apollo Hammersmith on Dec 30, 2009 at 7:30 pm

The Who’s 1973 album Quadrophenia View link has a large photographic booklet accompanying the album. Within this booklet it has a great picture of the group leaving the then called Odeon Hammersmith: at 2 minutes and 48 seconds into the clip, here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yI3SyaqZwpE.

All very wonderful and nostalgic for both band and cinema…

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Playhousegoer commented about Gaumont Champs Elysees on Dec 30, 2009 at 6:59 pm

The first time we went here was when Sin City (2005) was released, we bought out tickets, we we’re shown the general direction, and headed off underground into the rotunda. Found our screen, as there was no one about, we thought it was then okay to enter, we sat down, in the dark, then fixed our eyes onto the screen, thinking that the Ads were on. Err…NO. We had in fact walked into Sin City and its last twenty minutes shakes head in disbelieve, it must be a French thing. I mean, no one said, “wait here”.

We stayed until the end of the next run, hid our heads while the lights came on, and what was odd is just where you go to EXIT. It seems it is what looks like a “fire exit”, going up the long, wide steps to open the door with the “push bar to open door" handle which then brings you out into a side street! Very French we thought.

Been twice since: Batman Begins and Superman Returns…if you get the chance to go, then go, it’s a great place to see a film and visit…

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