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SJT commented about ABC Ionic Golders Green on Jun 4, 2011 at 5:39 am

The building on the far right, set back from the road, is the original Ionic.

http://www.memoriespostcards.co.uk/londonnorthwest_files/Golders%20Green/ionic%20cinema.jpg

And this is its interior

http://www.flickr.com/photos/oldcinemaphotos/4346546846/sizes/z/in/photostream/

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SJT commented about Odeon Tottenham Court Road on Jun 3, 2011 at 6:33 am

This is the original facade:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/oldcinemaphotos/3589625706/

As of mid-2011, fifty years after its demolition, it is still a hole-in-the-ground car park. Progress….

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SJT commented about Odeon Hendon on Jun 3, 2011 at 3:09 am

There most certainly was a Circle! I sat there often enough (and indeed had several formative encounters there unrelated to film) It must have seated between 400-500, the rest being in the Stalls (around 800)the back of which had a semi-occluded view of the whole enormous screen because of the overhang. If you look at any of the surviving photos of what was a large building http://www.mawgrim.co.uk/cavalcade/hendon2.jpg you will see that it was very high, with an giant tea-rooms/restaurant behind the windows on the first floor, which backed on to the Circle entrance through a single, central door. As far as I know, right to the end it retained its original, multi-drop curtains: and the decor was pure Art Deco. Do any interior shots exist?

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