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Report - Empire Theatre - Burnley - April 15

Discussion in 'Theatres and Cinemas' started by Funlester, Aug 4, 2015.

  1. Funlester

    Funlester The Fun One
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    We had a few failed places but then got in this place.
    Nice place but smelt a bit.

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    Originally called the Empire Theatre of Varieties, this theatre opened in Burnley in 1894 with capacity to seat 1935 people. Funded by the Directors of the Victoria Opera House Limited.
    In 1995 the building became abandoned and has rapidly deteriorated both internally and externally. In 2013 it was reported that the owners of the Empire Theatre were given 8 weeks to make emergency repairs mainly to the exterior which was thought to be at risk of partial collapse onto nearby footpaths. However it does not appear that anyone from the Lancashire Theatre Company (the registered owners) have come forward to claim ownership.

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  2. woopashoopaa

    woopashoopaa 28DL Regular User
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    Awesome pictures, especially since its pitch black in there :thumb
     
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    Telf 28DL Regular User
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    Good set there m8, surprised it's not collapsed yet tbh.
     
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    Very nice pics.....just about on the bloody door step this place and still never been :confused:
     
  5. Funlester

    Funlester The Fun One
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    I think its now all closed up again @Will Knot as was gonna take a mate there soon.
     
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    scrappy 28DL Regular User
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    Tat place cant have long left really, its in such a bad state inside. great set there, I know its hard to capture it with that massive hole in the roof haha
     
  7. Bigian88

    Bigian88 The Massive Mancunian
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    When we went, a lot of the floor was sagging from the damp and most of the upper section was very ropey indeed!

    @BrainL tried his luck on the stage bit and fell through it a little and theres a few inches of bird muck on there too
     
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  8. BrainL

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    Yeah, the stage is not the nicest place... think its the bird shit holding that place together haha
     
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    scrappy 28DL Regular User
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    Ive been on the stage a couple of times and its not great, not a place i advise people to go haha think of the weight of all that bird poo on that rotting wood
     
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