ABC 1 Former Stalls

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ABC 1 Former Stalls

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ABC 1 Former Stalls

The 600 seats of screen 1 seen here occupied a space large enough for over 900 conventional cinema seats of the time. These, in fact, are from the stalls of the ABC Blackpool which were surplus to requirements following the sad tripling of that venue resulting in the cessation of live shows.

The original Essoldo seats were much more comfortable and were complete with headrests. ABC sent them back to Essoldo Furnishings in Glasgow as they were becoming ever more cost conscious and the original seats had to be maintained by Essoldo and not ABC’s in house seating, carpeting and upholstery team…………

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terry
terry on June 3, 2016 at 6:10 pm

During the cinema’s final modernisation prior to ‘twinning’ a huge concave screen and tabs were installed in front of the proscenium. After conversion the screen was returned to within the pros and whilst 70mm was retained the ‘sheet size’ was by no means as large as that of the single auditorium. It was still impressive, however and the 6 track magnetic sound could not be heard to better effect elsewhere.

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