Vue West End

3 Cranbourne Street,
Leicester Square,
London, WC2H 7AL

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Mike_Blakemore
Mike_Blakemore on March 12, 2014 at 7:23 pm

Hmm.. Vue as a Theatre name. It do’s not sound right. Nearly as bad as “Cannon”

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on March 12, 2014 at 7:13 pm

Just added a 1942 exterior photo.

SethLewis
SethLewis on November 5, 2013 at 8:59 am

A lovely trip to the London Film Festival for a Sunday afternoon showing of Enough Said

Mike_Blakemore
Mike_Blakemore on October 27, 2011 at 2:35 pm

I have put an early picture of the Warner

Ian
Ian on August 24, 2011 at 12:46 am

Another Vue (sorry) of the cinema

VUE CINEMA

liofo70
liofo70 on August 21, 2011 at 3:14 am

When it comes to THX, it should be noted that the largest auditorium was the first European cinema to be equipped with a THX sound system in 1986, using JBL amplifiers and speakers.

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on July 31, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Here’s a link to B&W newsreel coverage of the 1955 London premiere of the Judy Garland version of “A Star Is Born”: britishpathe

Gooper
Gooper on June 20, 2011 at 5:54 pm

When it was the Warner West End in 1973, I saw ‘O Lucky Man’ here. The ending of the film itself took place right outside this very theatre.

KenRoe
KenRoe on January 18, 2011 at 5:02 am

A vintage photograph of the Warner Theatre in April 1955 screening Judy Garland in “A Star Is Born”:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/allhails/5153872149/

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on August 27, 2010 at 12:21 pm

Only the facade was kept for the multiplex conversion. The rest of the building was new including the gutted out basement.

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on August 27, 2010 at 10:02 am

The Warner and other West End theatres can be seen in this 1949 newsreel footage: http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=26610

keiths
keiths on November 20, 2009 at 10:24 am

I went to see the first of the Christopher Reeve ‘Superman’ films at the Warner, and was very disappointed with the picture and sound quality by comparison with the Dominion Tottenham Court Road and the Odeon Marble Arch.

KenRoe
KenRoe on November 3, 2009 at 11:39 am

A history of the former Daly’s Theatre which stood on the site, including vintage photographs and memorabilia, plus some more recent photographs of the Village West End/Vue:
http://www.arthurlloyd.co.uk/DalysTheatre.htm

andysummers
andysummers on October 3, 2009 at 7:29 pm

VUE West End is due for new makeover this is the word.

This (Friday October 2nd 2009) just gone I was chatting to a chap who works for VUE in and (outside mostly) and word is starting around early 2010 VUE is going to get a brand new spanking makeover.

They’d been looking for archival pictures that date back to the 1930’s but can’t find any? I’ve only found ones on the internet that only go as far back as 1950’s.

Does anyone here have pictures dating as far back too 1930’s?

Thanks

Also VUE has just had its THX updated as well as Dolby tightening up the sound in all its screens.

KenRoe
KenRoe on August 15, 2009 at 5:51 am

The spectacular neon display at night in this November 1955 photograph of the Warner Theatre:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/allhails/2808549510/

andysummers
andysummers on August 14, 2009 at 6:16 pm

Lost

I find the outside of the cinema just damn right ugly looking with that bright in your face orange logo that is so unappealing no worse undesirable.

For god sakes please change it back to Warner Bros the Warner shield logo looked the part, its if they VUE has robbed from the poor and need to change their name.

andysummers
andysummers on August 14, 2009 at 6:09 pm

Seth

I agree with that statement it’s a real shambles now! I think VUE has lost its THX licence for one of its two THX screens so they only have one THX screen now, not that it presents threat to Empire screen 1. Empire would just smile and VUE would tremble at the knees and fall to Empire’s feet begging for mercy.

Last film I’ve seen at the VUE was Wolverine in Dolby SR-D THX. And VUE has slyly sneaked in Martin Audio loudspeakers THX certified but I’m not a Martin Audio fan I’m a JBL fan have been for 20 years now.

The film before that was Maverick in THX Dolby SR.

mike2001
mike2001 on March 29, 2009 at 8:50 am

saw , “the wild bunch,” here when still a single screen. Frankly it was a better cinema then than this vue cinema is now.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on December 1, 2008 at 9:58 am

Here’s a 1942 view of the exterior: View link

SethLewis
SethLewis on August 3, 2008 at 2:15 am

Scarily enough haven’t been here since Brokeback Mountain…the shame of the Vue and of Leicester Sq in general is the loss of identity of certain screens with certain studios i.e. the big WB movies would open here, Paramount/Universal product at the Empire and Disney/Columbia at the Odeons…the big screen here was still a great experience until the refurb

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 2, 2008 at 7:58 pm

Here is another 2008 photo.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 6, 2008 at 9:39 am

Thanks Howard. This is another recent view.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on March 19, 2008 at 8:34 pm

yes, Lost Memory is correct. That’s a photo of the Odeon, not of this theater.