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Report - The Broadway Cinema, Bristol - Sep 2015

Discussion in 'Theatres and Cinemas' started by WhoDaresWins, Sep 16, 2015.

  1. WhoDaresWins

    WhoDaresWins Let's do this
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    Explored with @END-PROC

    END-PROC bought this cinema to my attention a year or so ago and since that time we have proposed ideas, scoped it several times and made a few efforts to get in but to no avail. During this time there was another derelict cinema in Bristol, the Rex, which almost out of nowhere was demolished (we made it inside beforehand but all the asbestos removal gear kind of ruined it for me).

    After another discussion about the Broadway we came up with a plan that we were determined to see through to the very end. Luckily we pulled it off without a hitch. You can tell that asbestos tests have been performed and theres a little water damage in parts but we both thoroughly enjoyed getting inside and exploring the place. It was a long time coming.

    It did feel somewhat like a time warp, as we were hoping, mainly because of all the ash trays on the bingo tables and on the upstairs seating. Most still had old butts still residing in them. The upstairs seating was really the most incredible part of it. It felt untouched. Very dusty and probably not used even when it was a bingo hall. Some of these seats were actually taken out and put on display at the M Shed museum in Bristol. They were the highlight for me. The projector room still had one of the stands but that was about it unfortunately.

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    The ticket booth and entrance for 'the lower class of patrons':
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    Thanks for looking.​
     
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  2. Speed

    Speed Got Epic?
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    Finally!! thats actually much better than i was expecting! Lost count of the times ive looked at this one.
     
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    Sweet sweet stuff fellas. Good work!
     
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    Good stuff guys :thumb
     
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  5. Lenston

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    Pretty nice that mate :thumb
     
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    As Speed said much much better than we ever anticipated it would be. Good work!

    Oh and a nice local touch with the Crunchie box!
     
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  7. Will Knot

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    Looks pretty nice....great shots an well lit mate :thumb
     
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  8. WhoDaresWins

    WhoDaresWins Let's do this
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    Thanks guys!

    It certainly is! We're glad to of finally cracked this one.

    Thanks. Yeah, I had to take a photo of it!
     
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    Seffy Bally up lads!
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    Yes guys! I've only looked at this twice yet I swear it feels like forever. Bet @END-PROC was in his element to finally get in here :p
     
  10. WhoDaresWins

    WhoDaresWins Let's do this
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    He certainly was ;)
     
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    Top notch report mate, that seating is a bit special.
     
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    Same as the others said, glad it's been done. Only looked at it once a few years ago and I was scratching my head for ways in.
     
  13. Camera Shy

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    Fuck, lovin that, nice works guys.
     
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    That is tasty as fuck mate, top effort :thumb
     
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