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Report - Carlton Theatre, Hull - November 2015

Discussion in 'Theatres and Cinemas' started by The_Raw, Dec 1, 2015.

  1. The_Raw

    The_Raw 28DL Regular User
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    The Carlton Picture Theatre was designed by the firm of Blackmore & Sykes and was built by Messrs. It was run by Hull Picture Playhouse Ltd and opened on 9th September 1928 with the silent film “Lonesome Ladies”.

    The cinema had two entrances, one in each of the two towers on the front corners of the building. Above the proscenium was the inscription “A Picture is a poem without words”. This was a lavish suburban cinema, with an elaborate green and gold sliding dome utilising Venetian glass and housing hundreds of concealed lights. The walls were decorated with Roman marble mosaics and painted plaster panels. A Fitton & Haley organ was installed, but this was later removed to the more central Cecil Theatre and was destroyed when that theatre was bombed during WW2.

    It continued unaltered (save for minor war damage) until its closure in April 1967, after which it was simply converted to bingo usage which continued as a Mecca Bingo Club until 2008.

    This was a last minute addition to a trip oop north with @Maniac, @oakleyframer and @elliot5200, thanks to @ACID- REFLUX for some info. As we arrived we were put off by lots of activity outside the Phoenix Nights style club next door.... "Shabba".... so we went for a pint down the road to pass some time. We went back One More Time (79) and the coast was clear so we did a quick Duck and Dive (25), made our way inside and it was Time For Fun (41). Despite being a bit trashed the architecture was a Saving Grace (88) and the dome ceiling looked as though it were Made in Heaven (67). Anyway.....onto the pictures and some bingo lingo to go with them, most of which doesn't have any connection to the pictures!


    1. Clean The Floor (54)
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    2. Steps (69)
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    3. One Score (20)
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    4. Ask for more (34)
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    5. Sunset Strip (77)
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    6. Top of the Shop (90)
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    7. Dirty Gertie (30)
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    8. Candy Store (54)
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    9. Heaven's Gate (78)
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    10. Straight on Through (82)
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    11. Nearly There (89)
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    12. More than Eleven (37)
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    13. Up to Tricks (46)
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    14. Down on your Knees (43)
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    15. Made in heaven (67)
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    16. Stop and Run (81)
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    Was she worth it? (56) I think so, you've got to love that old architecture.

    Thanks for looking :thumb
     

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  2. Ojay

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    I'd ask for a refund, all the pics are bent out of shape :p
     
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  3. The_Raw

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    Haha I have to admit I'm a bit trigger happy with me new lens :D
     
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    Pullin' yer chain, decent thread And pics are good!

    Just hope you get some comments and likes for your efforts :D
     
  5. The_Raw

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    One can only pray for such luxuries! ;)
     
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    Looks like a nice mooch this. Thx for pics and report
     
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    Hull <3
     
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    Grand snaps there mate. Very nice indeed.
     
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  9. ACID- REFLUX

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    Nice to see not much has changed inside the old girl ;)

    Nice pics but crap Bingo lingo lol

    Hope you cleaned yourself down after going through the Azzy room ?
     
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    Yes Dad :D
     
  11. WildBoyz

    WildBoyz Is this the future?
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    Awesome set of shots there mate. Number 13 is my favourite of the set I think.

    Didn't Carlton own many of the buildings in Hull? I remember seeing his name on the side of loads of them down one particular street when I was there years ago.
     
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    Nice set of pics.
    Me and @The Amateur Wanderer never bothered with this as we thought it would have been trashed since @ACID- REFLUX report luckily she has not!
    Back on the list...
     
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    Nice report @The_Raw !

    @BoroLad You need to get down here soonish mate, massive amount of stuff to check out...
     
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  14. ACID- REFLUX

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    Stop Trolling the HDR fans and get yr finger out then ;)

    Take only pics & tidy up whilst your inside is my motto ......have i got that wrong :confused:
     
  15. Bunk3r

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    nice, I never did manage this one during my Hull days.
     
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