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Biffaskin commented about Troxy Theatre Stepney London on Jan 22, 2022 at 10:12 am

As always, Ron has excelled himself with these archive pictures he’s added!

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Biffaskin commented about Bradford Playhouse on Jan 1, 2022 at 6:15 am

For a picture of the stage when the Jowett Hall, check out RIBApix numbered RIBA60687, and for the facade RIBA60688.

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Biffaskin commented about Western Talkie Theatre on Dec 10, 2021 at 5:50 am

Last operated by the Shann family, according to the website memorylane.co.uk which has a great selection of internal pictures of the family at work during its final year of operation as a cinema.

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Biffaskin commented about Whitehall Theatre on Nov 26, 2021 at 6:22 am

Also, it was operated by J. B. Milne Theatres Ltd as an All Square Bingo Club, it’s listed in a 1966 Christmas Greetings poster that was on display in all of his cinema and bingo clubs at the time.

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Biffaskin commented about Regal Cinema on Nov 23, 2021 at 1:03 pm

An independent has taken over the bingo club, it’s really-opened under the Regal Bingo name once more.

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Biffaskin commented about Electric Theatre on Nov 23, 2021 at 12:54 pm

With thanks to Jenny King (my mum) for the research that found this early venue!

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Biffaskin commented about New Lyric Cinema on Nov 3, 2021 at 3:08 pm

Theatrecard is correct, it’s 102 High Street, now occupied by Arbour House, postcode is SW18 4LA.

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Biffaskin commented about Unit Four Cinemas on Oct 25, 2021 at 3:16 pm

Housed a bingo club at the end too, last incarnation was as Buckingham Bingo before they moved the club to a new build.

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Biffaskin commented about Vogue Cinema on Oct 21, 2021 at 7:14 am

Is it really necessary to give a name and location of a gay club on here?

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Biffaskin commented about Roebuck Theatre on Sep 23, 2021 at 7:13 am

The modern day venue is also known as the Roebuck Theatre, as well as the HMS Raleigh Cinema.

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Biffaskin commented about Classic Cameo Cinema on Aug 16, 2021 at 2:49 pm

Operated as a bingo hall by Cascade Bingo, as shown in the gallery.

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Biffaskin commented about Electric Palace Cinema on Aug 14, 2021 at 3:19 pm

The Palace Cinema was at numbers 506-508, New Chester Road, CH42 2AE, the odd numbers being on the opposite side of the road (the former church side). Last operated as a car repairs centre, they went out of business on 18/10/2005.

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Biffaskin commented about Lounge Cinema on Aug 12, 2021 at 6:16 am

Next building along, with the mock Tudor facade…

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Biffaskin commented about Forum Cinema on Aug 12, 2021 at 6:13 am

This picture would better placed under the Lounge Cinema, as, indeed, the Forum complex is further to right, all but on the other corner just out of shot.

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Biffaskin commented about Forum Cinema on Aug 12, 2021 at 6:11 am

The facade is definitely a new build, as to whether anything of the former Lounge Cinema survives is debatable, as there are 3 screens, plus bowling alley, casino and various eateries.

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Biffaskin commented about Embassy Cinema on Aug 6, 2021 at 8:05 am

Did you know that Dudley Moore worked here as an electrician etc before he became famous?

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Biffaskin commented about Lyric Cinema on Jul 30, 2021 at 1:26 pm

Going way back to the building’s beginnings it was known as the Central Hall, and was used as a garage for a while too before becoming a cinema! I’ve uploaded a lovely early photo showing it as the Central Hall being used as a garage.

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Biffaskin commented about Parkhurst Cinema on Jul 30, 2021 at 1:09 pm

Address is 77a, Park Street, TF7 5JY.

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Biffaskin commented about Palladium Theatre on Jul 26, 2021 at 11:22 am

The venue also hosts films once again.

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Biffaskin commented about Pavilion Arts Centre on Jul 20, 2021 at 8:21 am

As the Hippodrome, or when opened, I’m not certain, there was Hill ‘straight’ organ installed with 3 manuals, 34 stops and 6 couplers. As to whether this was installed as accompaniment to the silent films, or was already there will need further research. Information from organ-biography.info

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Biffaskin commented about Studio One on Jul 15, 2021 at 7:55 am

Opening date was 19/03/1936.

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Biffaskin commented about Scala Theatre on Jul 2, 2021 at 7:12 am

This is the Palais de Dance/Trocadero on Lord Street…..

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Biffaskin commented about Cinema House on Jun 30, 2021 at 3:56 am

Home Bargains now stand on the site of the Cinema House, postcode is S63 0JR.

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Biffaskin commented about ABC Luton on May 13, 2021 at 1:38 pm

At least it got rebranded back to an ABC prior to closure. Professional until the end, the showmanship was great, as were all the friendly staff. I travelled down from Daventry to go here, as all there were in Northampton or Rugby nearby are soul-less multiplexes. A sad loss for Luton this closure.

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Biffaskin commented about Raglan Cinema on Apr 27, 2021 at 1:29 pm

Address is 13-15, Raglan Road, Hengoed, CF82 7LY.