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Report - The Olympia Tower, Liverpool, August 2011

Discussion in 'Theatres and Cinemas' started by Bovine, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. Bovine

    Bovine 28DL Regular User
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    The Olympia is situated on West Derby Road, about a mile to the east of the city centre,
    Built as a theatre seating 3750, it opened in April 1905. The architect was the celebrated Frank Matcham, who liked to top his work with a tower of some kind. The building subsequently became a cinema from 1925 - 39, the Locarno Ballroom 1949 - 64 and Mecca Bingo. This century, the current use is for corporate events, the odd rock concert and wrestling. It is also up for sale for about £1.7 million.
    This explore was a lunchtime one, whilst legally on another part of the premises. No risks were taken, despite how it might look.


    The back of the tower from the roof

    The top, Everton water tower and the river Mersey beyond

    West Derby Road, towards the city

    And the other way

    Towards the south

    East side of tower, note the lack of parapet!

    I'll take the quick way down!

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