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Report - The Carlton Theatre Hull Dec 2015

Discussion in 'Theatres and Cinemas' started by albino-jay, Dec 14, 2015.

  1. albino-jay

    albino-jay 28DL Regular User
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    Again whilst I was up here, it had to be done.

    What a fabulous building though, such a shame its trashed. Entrance was rather interesting if not a little bit grim for my liking,

    History copied of @The_Raw who's wide angle lens i am very jealous of, woulda came in handy,

    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.

    anyway here's my pics, we were only in there 20mins or so was a quick explore this as my mates dog was left in my van and i didn't fancy returning to it full of dog turds

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  2. The Amateur Wanderer

    The Amateur Wanderer 28DL Regular User
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    Nice report mate :thumb
     
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    Very nice mate, some cracking shots there….may have to pop over soon.
     
  4. ACID- REFLUX

    ACID- REFLUX 28DL Regular User
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    Done it well matey :thumb. Just need a decent torch for downstairs next time

    Glad the info worked out for you ;)
     
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  5. albino-jay

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    Cheers fellas, yeah my torch was going a bit flat as id been using it all night fishing.

    Saying that it loses charge way quicker than it used to think its getting a bit tired.
     
  6. UrbexMistress

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    It looks like this place would have been very impressive in it's day. Very interesting report.
     
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    Been trashed, last time I was there was in better condition
     
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