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Report - Mansfield: warsop Strand Bingo (formally Strand Cinema): June 2012

Discussion in 'Theatres and Cinemas' started by playerone1, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. playerone1

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    Located in Market Warsop. The Strand Cinema opened in 1936. It was independently operated and closed as a cinema in 1961. it later became Strand Bingo and social club as most do.
    The building has a facade of hand-made brick, with a central stone feature. Inside the auditorium there is a curved proscenium, and the building is little altered from its opening.
    the building has recently been sold to tesco though an agreement is in place to keep the frontage.

    A great explore even as a permission visit, its amazing what a box of fosters lager can do and some persistance to enable access!


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    went behind what used to be the screen / stage but nothing left other than lighting boxes for the bingo.

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    heating system behind the left hand side vents inbetween the artdeco blue fins in picture 2.

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    made our way upstairs onto roof which is the only way of accessing the projector room.

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    the room had been cleared though some of the original seating was being stored there.

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    decided to have a nose round in the ajoining store rooms and after moving some tables away came across this which I can only assume is the projector or some part of it.

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    thx for stoping by and looking.
     

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  2. Mini nut

    Mini nut My local and favourite, gone.
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    Great report. How did you manage "permission". I want to go there and it would be great to get other than just exteriors.
     
  3. Speed

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    Has it closed?
     
  4. Mini nut

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    According to what I read on Cinema Treasures it`s been closed 6 years (I think).
     
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    Cool i will check it out next time i go up there.
     
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    Let us know what you find then cos Tesco are going to demolish the auditorium to extend their car park and create an entrance to the right of the facade area.
     
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    Oh, by the way, the bulb-like gadget you saw and thought was to do with projection IS, but only indirectly. It`s the remains of a Mercury Arc Rectifier which converts (or leastways did) AC current to DC for the projector arc light.
     
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  8. Mini nut

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    Oh, by the way, the bulb-like gadget you saw and thought was to do with projection IS, but only indirectly. It`s the remains of a Mercury Arc Rectifier which converts (or leastways did) AC current to DC for the projector arc light.
     
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    Someone has listed it on eBay now... It's not worth that saying it's fucked!

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Very-Rare...117437?hash=item25bd622b7d:g:TpkAAOSwzJ5XUIrV
     
  10. Mini nut

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    Bloody hell, the things that turn up on ebay, lol.
     
  11. crazyjonhere

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    who would want a broken rectifier lol
     
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