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Report - - Riley's Gillingham 25 April 22 | Theatres and Cinemas | 28DaysLater.co.uk

Report - Riley's Gillingham 25 April 22


Gaggle of gays

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Located in Gillingham, Kent. The town’s last cinema was built for fire chief and pawnbroker Frederick White. As the Embassy Cinema it had a stage and 2 dressing rooms, and opened on the 4th October 1936 with Mr. Deeds Goes to Town" and “Don’t Gamble with Love”. Seating was provided for 1,276 in the stalls and 468 in the circle The cinema also contained a ballroom and café.

Oscar Deutsch’s Odeon Theatres Ltd. took control on the 12th March, 1936, renaming the cinema Odeon on the 16th June, 1946. It was one of many to transfer to the Classic Cinemas chain, and was renamed Classic in December 1967. A Tatler Cinema Club was introduced in 1970 for films like “Teenage Nympho”. Strippers walked on the aforementioned stage.

Roy Squire leased the cinema from Frederick White’s widow and it was re-named Embassy Cinema again from 13th June, 1977. The last film ran through the gate on 17th September 1977 and it became a bingo club. A school of Dance used the former café. Coral took over the bingo and then Gala Bingo, but when a new Gala Bingo Club was built in Chatham, the cinema became Rileys Pool and Snooker Club which had closed by 2017.

The explore
After hearing from a coworker that it was open and as it was across the road we decided to take a look after my shift. I didn't expect much of interest inside especially as it had been recently used as a grow house and was clear signs of someone living there but once we got upstairs we was pleasantly surprised by what we found, quite a few original pieces still in place loved the old phones and i had no idea it used to be a cinema until we got inside and we even got onto the roof so overall was a great explore
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stoff urbex

I hate mannequin's
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fantastic report ,but am i the only one who is fed up of these foreign gangs growing weed in these abandoned building , even heard of landlords taking back handers from them , and thats 100% what we would call a gardners kitchen with the little cooker behind a bar seen it too many times
 

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