Comments from Woody_London

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Woody_London commented about Star Picture Palace on Feb 4, 2022 at 1:32 pm

This is 510 Kingsland Road, This side of the pub can be seen on the left The auditorium was demolished in Nov 2021, the shops remain Photos added

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Woody_London commented about Walpole Cinema on Nov 5, 2021 at 11:25 am

The new Ealing Picturehouse (part of the film works development) stands on the footprint of the Walpole auditorium and the entry is slightly to the right of where the Walpole frontage stood. The original Walpole frontage will now face the front of the new Picturehouse bar area and has been restored and cleaned up

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Woody_London commented about Ealing Filmworks on Nov 4, 2021 at 8:44 pm

The new Picturehouse actually stands on the footprint of the Walpole and not where the Empire stood which is now retail and apartments

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Woody_London commented about ICA Cinema on Oct 19, 2021 at 10:13 pm

I don’t think this is the ICA

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Woody_London commented about Farr's School of Dancing on Oct 18, 2021 at 8:08 am

Now showing films again!

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Woody_London commented about Acton Screen on Aug 28, 2021 at 6:56 pm

This became the Acton Screen which ran an art house rep programme and family films until closure in August 1989. In 1992 it was listed as a comedy club.

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Woody_London commented about Gaumont Finsbury Park on May 22, 2021 at 9:16 am

Interesting article about the shadey going inside in the balcony https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2011/apr/28/archives-scandalous-goings-on-london-cinemas

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Woody_London commented about Gaumont Finchley on Mar 3, 2021 at 9:23 pm

The stone reliefs survive and are built into a wall of an architectural salvage yard, near Borehamwood, as seen on Salvage Hunters season 15 ep4

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Woody_London commented about Cinema Batalha on Nov 19, 2020 at 3:58 pm

currently being renovated

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Woody_London commented about Roxy Cinema on Oct 7, 2020 at 2:22 pm

https://www.28dayslater.co.uk/threads/roxy-cinema-birkirkara-malta-jan-2011.57537/

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Woody_London commented about Roxy Cinema on Oct 7, 2020 at 2:20 pm

Built in 1931 and closed in 1968 – still standing in 2019

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Woody_London commented about Audubon Theatre on Oct 4, 2020 at 11:30 pm

Doubled as the Magic Club in Desperately Seeking Susan in 1985 The club entrance was created using the back entrance which had similar pillars to the front but this was the part of the building that got knocked down

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Woody_London commented about Elite Cinema on Jul 13, 2020 at 9:48 pm

Planned reopening as 144 seat cinema in the circle/nightclub space In 2021

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Woody_London commented about Rusholme Theatre on Oct 12, 2019 at 3:44 pm

The photo is how I remember it, the demolition took place in 1986, I used to go past each day on my way to college, during demolition the side walls were visible, with a long sloping floor and panelling similar to many cinemas of this era like the Electric Portobello Rd, the auditorium was set back from Wilmslow Rd and ran parallel to it

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Woody_London commented about Shoreditch House Screening Room on Oct 9, 2019 at 1:37 pm

Now closed to the public, in future it will just be for Soho House members

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Woody_London commented about Star Cinéma on May 16, 2019 at 6:42 pm

Now closed for redevelopment, which appears that the new entrance will be at the back of the building and the street front will be shops.

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Woody_London commented about Kingsland Palace of Animated Pictures on Jan 13, 2019 at 8:12 pm

In 1915 the Palace was only demolished to ground level, the basement floor and walls remain, and are currently used as Sc2 of the Rio making it one of London’s oldest and newest cinema screens

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Woody_London commented about The Rio Cinema Dalston in gold on Oct 13, 2018 at 9:20 pm

Looking good post restoration Oct 2018

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Woody_London commented about O2 ABC Glasgow on Jun 16, 2018 at 8:32 am

The ABC was destroyed by fire last night along with the School of Art next door according to press, images show the roof has collapsed https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/glasgow-school-art-fire-o2-12719173

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Woody_London commented about Palatine Picture House on Jun 13, 2018 at 11:41 am

the building was demolished in the early 90’s for housing

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Woody_London commented about Coronation Cinema on Jun 13, 2018 at 11:39 am

It was still operating as a bingo club in 1985/86 when i lived nearby

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Woody_London commented about Odeon Hackney Road on May 5, 2018 at 12:13 am

Site sadly virtually cleared, pictures added

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Woody_London commented about Ritz Cinema on Apr 8, 2018 at 11:07 am

Now the Retro Suite event space

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Woody_London commented about Odeon Hackney Road on Mar 16, 2018 at 5:41 pm

Good article with some great interior shots before it was stripped out

http://www.demagazine.co.uk/architecture/so-long-hackney-rd-bingo-hall

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Woody_London commented about Odeon Hackney Road on Mar 16, 2018 at 5:21 pm

Demolition has begun although the cinema has been totally stripped internally, a very sad sight