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dweeb
February 1st, 2007, 13:50
The ABC is a cracking art-deco cinema on the outside. Inside it is a mish mash of art-deco, 1960's and 1970's styles. Access has been made 20 times easier by the demoiltion crew. Demolition has started in one of the screens but not the other. There are still a handfull of original seats left, and the sound system. The bar is cool... no other way to deccribe it! The ABC was the first cinema in Leicestershire to get a licenced bar.
Nice explore, pity it's being stripped. It was again a solo explore, and believe me it was creepy in the pitch black screen on my own! Search blaster did me proud once again with the pics!!

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Original seats... note the ashtray in the armrest!
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Your seat lacks an ashtray?? Dont fret, there is one in front of every seat too! What smokey places cinemas must have been!
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Original plasterwork creeps back through. One of the pictures is the god of music, I forget her name...
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Lobby, with it's wacky roof!
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Somebody needs to save that bunting!
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Steps from enterance hall to screens
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Screen 2, which has been messed up during asbestos removal
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Original art-deco plasterwork is revealed during the demolition
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http://lightingthedarkness.co.uk/pictures/28%20days%202/Cinema%20(13).JPG

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