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    Arrow Carlton Theatre/Cinema Liverpool - Oct 2008


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    Visited with Spark

    Taken from http://cinematreasures.org/theater/22279/

    The Carlton Theatre is located in the Tuebrook district of Liverpool. It is located on a prominent corner site at Green Lane and West Derby Road and externally is an outstanding building, built with brick that has white stone trimmings over the windows.

    It opened on 11th June 1932 with Gene Gerrard in "My Wife's Family". Built for an independent operator, at the time of opening it was Liverpool's largest purpose built cinema. Seating was provided for 1,280 in the stalls and 668 in the circle. The side-wall decoration was rather plain apart from plaster cast leaping stags above the circle level, a design which was copied on the original screen curtains. The proscenium arch had wings containing a series of vertical gold ribs on each side, which were lit by concealed lighting. The theatre was equipped with a stage, and dressing rooms, a Christie 3Manual theatre organ and a cafe, which had a Chinese decorative treatment.

    It was taken over by Associated British Cinemas(ABC) from 12th June 1935. By the end of the 1950's the cafe had closed and the space became the district offices for ABC. The Christie organ, which was played regularly into the mid-1950's, had been sold and removed by the end of the decade. It was re-named ABC in December 1962 and continued until 22nd January 1972 when it closed for modernisation. The rear stalls under the circle was converted into a Painted Wagon pub, which had its own seperate entrance on West Derby Road. The circle was re-seated and re-opened with 636 luxury seats. The original proscenium and the side walls were covered with a curtain material and the front stalls area was left un-used.

    It re-opened on 27th March 1972 with Ali McGraw in "Love Story". In 1975, the ABC was only open for evening performances and it closed on 9th July 1980 with a John Travolta double bill "Grease" and "Saturday Night Fever".

    However all was not quite lost as it re-opened the following day under a new name Carlton Cinema by an independent operator. Unfortunately, this was not to last long and final closure came on 4th December 1982 with Nastassia Kinski in "Cat People".
    From me, internally it's knackered, totally. The saving grace being the projection room. Both projectors and one arclight still there. Gorgeous.

    In no particular order, On with the shots.























    There's more to see behind the stage, including dressing rooms and a ventilation system that reminded me of the mersey tunnel tour, but we were running out of time and had to dash.
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    Default Re: Carlton Theatre/Cinema Liverpool - Oct 2008


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    Went back today, access was comedy at it's best. Stepping over a sleeping tramp, we made our entry.

    Visited with Urbex Barbie, Littlejobs & Karl.

    I wanted to get the shots of the dressing rooms for the actors from when this was a theatre, and also the plenum room

    So here they are

    From the dressing rooms:








    All mod cons.


    The Plenum Room.
    DEFINITION - In building construction, a plenum (pronounced PLEH-nuhm, from Latin meaning full) is a separate space provided for air circulation for heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning.













    Then, right out of the blue, by the stage door entrance, a load of spare projector stuff.








    Nearly lost my load over them

    Just a few more now.



    External:


    Group shot


    Then as we were leaving, wouldn't you have guessed, mr tramp wakes up

    Luckily enough he just put his cider behind a board, and wandered off. I'm ont even sure he noticed we were there. lol.
    Last edited by Bigjobs; October 15th, 2008 at 08:11.
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