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woody commented about Fan Cinema on Sep 7, 2011 at 3:34 pm

still standing sept 7 2011

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woody commented about Gaumont State Kilburn on May 12, 2011 at 7:36 am

seen here with stalls seating and the proscenium area converted for church services
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woody commented about David Cinema on Apr 28, 2011 at 6:05 am

ticket from the David “the hottest gay show in town"
http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody1969/5664687224/

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woody commented about Scala Cinema on Apr 12, 2011 at 6:46 am

interior photos from 28 days later, showing little remains due to huge holes in the roof
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woody commented about Scala Cinema on Apr 12, 2011 at 6:41 am

photos here show how much remains of the original frontage
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woody commented about Showcase Cinemas Manchester on Mar 29, 2011 at 6:25 am

the Zoo entrance in 1978
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prior to the Zoo, the site was occupied by the notorious Belle Vue prison
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the roller coasters in 1956, this is now where the entrance to the cinema car park is
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the cinema has now been repainted in beige and maroon giving it a very 80’s looks
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woody commented about Showcase Cinemas Manchester on Mar 29, 2011 at 6:19 am

the cinema was built on the site of the former Belle Vue Zoo and is apparently haunted, the car park is built on the site of the boating lake

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woody commented about Showcase Cinemas Manchester on Mar 29, 2011 at 6:18 am

exterior shot from around 1991, standard Showcase exterior and design from the late 80's
http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody1969/2120723527/
and auditorium shot from the opening night
http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody1969/2121499754/

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woody commented about Odeon Liverpool on Mar 22, 2011 at 5:09 am

quite a few photos on flickr, this one shows some of the facade revealed for the first time since the cladding went up in 68 (?)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/earlex/5520879199/

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woody commented about Lumiere Cinema on Feb 15, 2011 at 3:51 pm

press ad from august 1982 when the cinema was in its short lived The Lane guise
http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody1969/5448307814/

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woody commented about Curzon Soho on Feb 15, 2011 at 3:10 pm

press ad from august 1982 when it reopened as the Classic Shaftsbury Ave, with slightly less classy programming than todays
http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody1969/5447698533/

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woody commented about Astoria Theatre on Feb 15, 2011 at 3:05 pm

two press ads for concerts from april 1979 when the Astoria was the Rainbow Theatre one of Londons major rock venues, the second ad has the Rainbow logo as it appeared on the building
http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody1969/5447698663/

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woody commented about Essoldo Kilburn on Feb 15, 2011 at 3:01 pm

press ad from march 1971 described as the Essoldo Maida Vale – Londons newsest luxury cinema
http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody1969/5448307326/

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woody commented about Odeon Park Royal on Feb 15, 2011 at 2:57 pm

erotic urges! – press ad from march 1971 as the tatler
http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody1969/5448307280/

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woody commented about Rio Cinema on Feb 15, 2011 at 2:53 pm

another press ad from march 1971 as the tatler showing lurid smutty double bills
http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody1969/5448307280/

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woody commented about Tatler Cinema Club on Feb 15, 2011 at 2:52 pm

press ad from march 1971 with salacious smutty double bills
http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody1969/5448307280/

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woody commented about Soho Cinema on Feb 15, 2011 at 2:49 pm

an undated shot from late 80’s or early 90’s as Madame Jojo's
http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody1969/5447962755/

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woody commented about O2 Academy Brixton on Feb 15, 2011 at 2:47 pm

an odd find in the London Museum, a magazine called The Astorian – the official organ of the Astoria Brixton – the best south-west… Brixton wonder picture theatre!
presumably dating from around the opening
http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody1969/5447963081/

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woody commented about Cineworld Chelsea on Feb 15, 2011 at 7:19 am

press ad from march 1971 as the essoldo chelsea playing warhols flesh
http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody1969/5448307056/

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woody commented about Cannon Derby on Jan 18, 2011 at 3:57 pm

two more photos
the ornate sidewall of the stalls – at this time a side corridor fire exit for screen 3 (taken in 1983)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody1969/5368488904/
lobby heating grill – taken 1983 – poor lighting
http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody1969/5368489304/

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woody commented about Vue Shepherd's Bush on Jan 18, 2011 at 3:51 pm

photo of the lobby december 2010
http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody1969/5368493254/
the cinema continues successfully inspite of being over the road from the Westfield Vue complex, the two sites are programmed together and this location now has more esoteric programming (including arthouse and bollywood)

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woody commented about State Cinema on Jan 18, 2011 at 3:48 pm

photos taken in 2008
frontage
http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody1969/5367886259/
rear
http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody1969/5367889053/

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woody commented about Odeon Metrocentre Gateshead on Jan 18, 2011 at 3:44 pm

its only 12 screens, the other screens 13 to 17 as they appear on Odeon booking system are the luxury seats at the back of the five biggest screens, photos and info here
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woody commented about Odeon Gateshead on Jan 17, 2011 at 3:23 pm

The Odeon Metrocentre 11 closed in Dec 2009 and the business transfered to another part of the mall into a new 12 screen building with stadium seating.
The cinema remains one of the most sucessful cinemas in the UK in terms of attendance (around one millions admissions per year)