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theatreofvarieties commented about Empire Cinema on May 15, 2013 at 6:02 am

the refurbishemnt that removed the THX screen was done in 2002 by UCI.

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theatreofvarieties commented about Empire Cinema on May 15, 2013 at 5:56 am

full foyer refurbishment under way, completed by the summer.

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theatreofvarieties commented about Empire Cinema on May 15, 2013 at 5:55 am

this cinema is now 18 screens and boasts a large format IMPACT screen

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theatreofvarieties commented about Empire Cinema on May 15, 2013 at 5:52 am

the seating that was installed in 1962 (and is still in use today albeit refurbished a few times) was made by The American Seating Company. They are still in business.

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theatreofvarieties commented about Empire Cinema on Jul 31, 2009 at 11:36 am

To confirm –
Empire 6 – open – 23 seats
Empire 7 – open – 58 seats
Empire 8 – open – 48 seats (formerly screen 3)
Empire 9 – in construction – 42 seats

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theatreofvarieties commented about Empire Cinema on Feb 17, 2009 at 8:32 am

For the sake of clarification, there are only two pieces of original 1927 plasterwork left in the Empire. One is hidden behind the righthand wall of auditorium 1, the other is hidden above the mirrored ceiling tiles in the entrance lobby. Anyone who tells you differently is incorrect.

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theatreofvarieties commented about Empire Cinema on Feb 17, 2009 at 8:30 am

the coloured lighting in auditorium 1 is neon, pink, blue and yellow.

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theatreofvarieties commented about Empire Cinema on Feb 17, 2009 at 8:06 am

two new digital screens have just opened here taking total to 8 screens

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theatreofvarieties commented about Empire Cinema on Jun 20, 2008 at 3:34 pm

Screens 4 &5 opened today.

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theatreofvarieties commented about Vue Piccadilly on Jun 13, 2008 at 5:19 pm

all the plasterwork was removed and disposed of safely as it contained asbestos, you wont be seeing it back i’m afraid.

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theatreofvarieties commented about Empire Cinema on Jun 13, 2008 at 4:45 pm

The THX screen was screen number 1 but during the refurbishment in 2002 the screens were re-numbered and it is now screen 3.
Cineworld do not own this cinema and contrary to a previous posting, is not ‘part of the same holding company’ It is owed wholly by Empire cinemas and is not being shut or bulldozed and is holding it’s own very well against the 12 screen Cineworld that has opened in the town centre.

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theatreofvarieties commented about Empire Cinema on Jun 13, 2008 at 4:39 pm

screens 4 & 5 open next week, the first new screens on Leicester Square for 20 years! They will also be the only digital only screens on the square. Welcome to the 21st century.