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Granada Aylesbury

Detail from a 19 August 1947 photo shows the alignment of the auditorium and the access route from the entrance on High Street.

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HJHill on December 14, 2013 at 4:10 pm

The aerial view also shows (to the left) the Robert Cromie 1936 extension to C H Wright’s 1925 auditorium, with splayed walls and a new stage house. The stage was 23ft deep and 51ft wide with a number of dressing rooms. The tunnel-like feature on the roof of the extension, leading away to the heating/ventilation plant, starts above where a large ventilation grille is incorporated into the sloping ceiling, above the proscenium, between the splay walls.

Up to 1971, the stage was used for occasional amateur and professional live shows.

Cromie was also remodelled the (faux-windowed) street fa├žade. Wright’s original was lower (about the height of the gutters on the building to the left) and in a ‘Greek’ style with two columns in the stepped recess.

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