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Report - Durham Palladium Cinema. August 2014


28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
Hi all :)

Durhams Palladium Cinema opened in March 1929, and was the City"s second Cinema. Although built to accommodate Theatre performances this never really happened due to the layout of the stage & seating arrangements in two tiers.The Palladium was the first in the City granted the honour of being allowed to open on a Sunday for an evening performance.

It was damaged by fire in January 1934 but reopened by March the same year & was again renovated in 1967. Due to increase competition by newer & larger Cinemas audiences dropped off dramatically for it to cease trading as a Cinema by 1976 and then continued it"s new life as a Bingo Hall up to 1982 when it gained a new lease of life as a Church, and stayed this way until it"s final closure in 2004.

Going off old reports the old girl is not faring well, with associated damage by Vandals/Chavs/Metal fairies/ Water damage & a bit of Arson too boot. Recent reports suggest imminent development of the building & it"s neighbours.

Visited with Will Knot & a masked non Member :eek: ( good to meet up as always Will mate & for ??? & Will to do the local Taxi run after we met up in the early AM :) this was explore No2 on our mini North East excursion after being dramatically warned off our original target by Urbexers off another site we bumped into in as we exited explore No1

Nothing dramatic about it except it"s a bit of a "Death Trap" in certain places as per usual, just it"s always more dramatic in the pitch black when the floor fails under you :rolleyes:

A little awkward to light paint correctly (especially when there"s another Lenser repeatedly shining in your face, like it"s tied to a giant jumping bean on speed :) or should i say hard due to the various levels of dark colours and reflective surfaces, but hopefully they"ve come out ok ?

Can"t beat having an 850 lumen Lenser :thumb

Again no HDR sorry for the amount, but it seems to be the norm these days :)


























Pity about the Watermarks on "Dark" pics :rolleyes: sure it"ll annoy someone :)


28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
Yes mate! She's a cracker. Nice one for getting in, I wasn't sure if you'd manage it with a damaged shoulder. Nice report too!
Cheers mate :)

Nice place indeed, and challenging with the old Lenser. Short on time in the Projector room though for me unfortunately, should have started there :banghead

Yeah it does make you think twice or thrice getting in/out ;)

It"s a more troubled shoulder after last weekend believe me :eek: i don"t know why it"s taking so long to heal :rolleyes:

Will Knot

28DL Regular User
Regular User
Nice report that AR......great pics mate :thumb You did a real job on the lighting up on them shots :)

It was a bit comical waiting just to get in tho'....but it paid dividends!


28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
Nice one mate :) does look like it's taken a beating. Think the last pic is the best.
Cheers mate :)

Yeah deffo trashed now compared to earlier reports, I was saying to Will watch this floor area in the dark as the floor went under me lol

I'd best delete the rest of the pics and keep only the last one then :D


28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
Nice report that AR......great pics mate :thumb You did a real job on the lighting up on them shots :)

It was a bit comical waiting just to get in tho'....but it paid dividends!
Cheers mate :)

I think you're finally coming round to the power of the Lenser ;) does make your head quite hot though :)

If only more people would adopt electronic Cigs it'd make our job a whole lot easier :D

Fun times mate


28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
Cheers :)

Quite a lot of feature left it's just trying to find them in the Dark & Derp while trying not to fall through the floor :)


28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
The place looks awesome lit up but dame the hand rail up the stairs that was in tact months ago,glad to see the lights still on =>

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