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Report - ABC / Regal Cinema Grimsby - March 2014

Discussion in 'Theatres and Cinemas' started by Techwreckie, Apr 21, 2014.

  1. Techwreckie

    Techwreckie 28DL Regular User
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    Was up in Grimsby for the day so thought I might give this a go.

    There's a skatepark in the former stalls/supermarket area, and a couple of the kids there were happy to take me up into the cinema area (one of them was scared of ghosts though!)

    So with that in mind, photos aren't great as I'm not a good photographer and I didn't want to keep them from their skating for too long.

    Bit of slightly paraphrased history from Cinema Treasures:

    I'm surprised about that with the new cinema being back to front - if this is true, then either the foyer has been moved from one end of the building to the other (seems unlikely) or the original cinema had the proscenium up against the foyer, as currently the auditoria are the right way round with the prosceniums away from the foyer end.

    The place is fairly trashed and there's not much interesting left (very few seats, no projectors etc) but worth a look if you're in the area.

    One of the two smaller auditoria
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    Remains of the large auditorium's proscenium
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    Not sure what's going on here...maybe something leftover from the 1966 modifications?
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    Compare this photo of the post-1966 cinema with the one below of the second small auditorium, you can see the same ceiling features and where the room has been cut for tripling. For some reason this room has the original ceiling, but the other small one a false ceiling.
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  2. Whitewalker

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    This is quite sad, i went ot see Superman there whenI was about 8, the first film I ever saw :)
     
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  3. Dr.Gusto

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    sweet :eek:
     
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    The interior looks like Wakefield ABC
     
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