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Report - The New Empire Theatre - Southend on Sea - April 2011

Discussion in 'Theatres and Cinemas' started by Speed, Apr 9, 2011.

  1. Speed

    Speed Got Epic?
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    Humm i was supposed to be having a weekend off from exploring but some how it seems ive ended up in here!

    This theatre has lead a rather hectic life. The history i have found gives an incite into some of the changes it has gone through but i found it hard to make everything tally up once inside.. To me it has a very 1930s frontage, yet some hidden areas inside seemed much older almost as if it had been 're-fronted' at some point. I failed to find my way to the original projection room and although i could see the loft access it was a tad too blatant for the time of day! The place had been chopped about something rotten at the top and every odd door or roof hatch just lead to another blocked doorway or breeze block partition.. very frustrating!! That said it was good to get a look inside, both screens were nice and you could easily make out what changes had gone on to convert it from single screen in the 60s.. The basement bar was fun, lots of un-opened bottles of random alcopops ftw! Pitty there was no Hooch really!

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  2. Jordanchinkbmx

    Jordanchinkbmx "Take only pictures, leave only footprints"
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    This looks sweet, might check this out ......:thumb
     
  3. GinjaNinja

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    Saw JAWS here around 1976, may have been the first in the Sensuround mentioned in your history. Big shame most of these dream palaces have fallen into decay.
     
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    Jordanchinkbmx "Take only pictures, leave only footprints"
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    I've been past this place so many times, without even realizing what it was :banghead
     
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