Comments from Woody_London

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Woody_London commented about ABC Hampstead on Apr 20, 2024 at 8:02 am

in 1984 one of the screens was renamed The Heath at the Classic and dedicated to showing arthouse titles

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Woody_London commented about Odeon Tottenham Court Road on Apr 20, 2024 at 8:00 am

In 1984 one of the screens was renamed The Berkeley at the Classic and dedicated to showing arthouse titles (not sure how long this lasted) advert added to photos

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Woody_London commented about Scala Kino on Feb 21, 2024 at 10:06 am

The whole building is shuttered and ready for the developers, just the sign over the door remains

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Woody_London commented about High End 54 on Feb 21, 2024 at 9:22 am

Now reopen as https://berlin.fotografiska.com/en A huge photography gallery, it retains the graffitied staircases and corridors of the High End era, the top floor is a huge video installation space so retains some connection to film

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Woody_London commented about UCI Kinowelt Colosseum on Dec 12, 2023 at 3:42 am

Good news, the cinema has reopened (the main three screens at least) But maybe only for two years

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Woody_London commented about Hackney Picturehouse on Dec 8, 2023 at 7:48 am

The buildings first showed films in the 1920s as the Methodist Central Hall Advert added to “photos'

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Woody_London commented about Elite Cinema on Oct 2, 2022 at 8:42 am

This is the back of the town hall not the Elite

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Woody_London commented about Star Picture Palace on Feb 4, 2022 at 5:32 am

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 4:25 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 Empire Cinema - Ealing on Nov 4, 2021 at 1:44 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 2:13 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 12:08 am

Now showing films again!

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Woody_London commented about Acton Screen on Aug 28, 2021 at 10:56 am

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 1:16 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 1:23 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 7:58 am

currently being renovated

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Woody_London commented about Roxy Cinema on Oct 7, 2020 at 6:22 am

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 6:20 am

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 3:30 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 1:48 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 7:44 am

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 5:37 am

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 10:42 am

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 12:12 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 1:20 pm

Looking good post restoration Oct 2018