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Report - GelnRoyal Art Deco Cinema - Leeds - April 09

Discussion in 'Theatres and Cinemas' started by KingElvis, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. KingElvis

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    This lovely cinema was opened in 1932 with a showing of the film Emma. It is designed in the Art Deco style and loads of the original features remain inside. I was lucky enough to get in but it is now sealed again by the security company so don't waste your time visiting :thumb

    The bottom floor has been converted to a bingo hall and a suspended ceiling cuts of the fabulous circle seating upstairs, all still intact since 1962:w00t. The projectors are still there and a couple of arc rectifiers but they are very old fashioned and haven't worked in a while.

    A great site and a one in a thousand chance I caught it open. Loads more info on the cinema HERE

    The Bingo Hall downstairs, now derelict and has been since 2003

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    Upstairs above the "modern" suspended ceiling, incredible.

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    Art Deco foyer and entrance to upstairs circle.

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    Projection room and arc recifiers.

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    Some random ones.

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    Behind the stage.

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    #1 KingElvis, Apr 25, 2009
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2009

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