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Report - The Commodore, Hammersmith, London, January 1982



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Designed by George Coles, in a neo-classical style, this 2884 seater opened on 14 September 1929. Designed for cine-variety, it had a 50 foot wide proscenium and a 28 foot deep stage, with dressing rooms. Taken over by ABC on the 24 July 1933, it closed as a cinema on 8 June 1963, but then became a Mecca Bingo Club until 1981. Two Rolling Stones concerts were held here on Sunday, 10 January 1965.
Returning from watching blocks of flats being blown up in Leytonstone, I thought that it might be 'doable', being a Sunday, but the demo men were round the back! Managed to get these pics, before another guy and myself were told to f*ck off!
The site is now an office block called Quantas House, but incorporates the foundation stone, that was laid by Tallulah Bankhead in 1929.


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Front view

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The demo mans ball hitting the proscenium

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Down comes more masonry

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When the dust had cleared

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Crane in position for more destruction!
 

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Those "Tower" bastards were responsible for demolishing my local, and favourite, ODEON. This one looks a gem.
 
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