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Re: Cinemas [Re: jonno40] #220010
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Just thought I'd post in a couple of things for this.

When Furniture World was Roller World I worked behind the scenes and the layout of it was most definitely that of a cinema. The entrance is relatively unchanged and as you'd enter you'd be in the lobby/foyer with a staircase either side. At the side of these staircases it still had the original lights with CIRCLE on each piece of plastic or glass. Anyway, these lights lead to another upper foyer which in turn lead onto the balcony seating (which still existed when I was there, some still burnt out and VERY creepy.) Back downstairs there were two sets of double doors, one on each side and to the right side was the boot room which must have been the cloakroom. As you made your way to the skating rink it was hard to see where the seating would have been as that had totally gone but where the screen would have been was obvious, the stage was still there with doors flanking each side. Otherwise the building was semi-unremarkable, though it did have the creepiest basement I've ever been in!

Also, just on the Capitol in Liscard, I wandered down the back of it today and took a snap, I don't think I've ever been so gutted about something in all my life (though sadly, not as gutted as the building was.

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Re: Cinemas [Re: BigBadStuey] #220130
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Does anyone have an idea what may be planned for The Liscard Capitol site? Looks to me from the pic and from personal inspection that they are intent on preserving the outer brickwork shell - meaning they would be planning to re-build within.

There should be SOMETHING about it in the Wirral Council planning permissions website - which has a reasonable search system so if I have time I will look there

Snod


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Re: Cinemas [Re: Snodvan] #220135
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It is very sad to see another Cinema in that state and on it's way to total destruction!!

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Re: Cinemas [Re: MattLFC] #220137
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Re: Cinemas [Re: Mark] #220140
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It's behind that boarded up fascia at the junction by the barclays, Wellington Pub, Lloyds TSB and this is the fourth.

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=53.420812,-3.045101&spn=0.000761,0.002511&t=h&z=19

It's a massive personal blow to me because I have plans for it myself, albeit in the very very early planning stage. There's zero on the Wirral planning section however the rumour is that it'll be turned into a Yates' wine bar. Yeah, just what we need, another Pub, especially when Turnberry's (The Boot) gets hardly anyone in there any more and the Wellington's getting sold off.

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Re: Cinemas [Re: Waddi] #220143
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Originally Posted by WADDI
I have posted about the phoenix here

and also posted this pic


A bit more about the Phoenix taken from a local History book with some bits added by mum.

I personally remember the Phoenix being built in early 1950s and went there often through the late 50s- early 60s - girlfriend time !

It was being built because the earlier place on the site had been bombed in 1941, that was the Coliseum Theatre. Hence the Phoenix was "rising from the ashes". The original picture house there was the Cosmo, opened in 1913 and then re-opened as the Coliseum Theatre in 1924. The Phoenix closed in 1983

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Re: Cinemas [Re: Snodvan] #220292
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Been back there today, felt a touch more adventurous (although not so I went truly inside, maybe another day though another day soon it looks like it'll have to be and took a fair few snaps, I'll put them up once i've resized them, they're nearly 3MB per picture! Being underneath the balcony is some really dodgy stuff. I'm sure it's safe but you heard little noises every now and again which left you weary.

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Re: Cinemas [Re: BigBadStuey] #220304
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Re: Cinemas [Re: BigBadStuey] #220348
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i remember going past the in rock ferry on the bus and my dad told me he remembers seeing ghostbusters there and you could see palace on the roof of it, best viewed from a double decker bus which we don't have in canberra

Re: Cinemas [Re: BigBadStuey] #220384
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Originally Posted by BigBadStuey
http://rapidshare.com/files/105904866/Capitol_Building_8th_April_08.zip.html

Here's all the ones I took anyway. Use at your pleasure!


Great Pictures. smile

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Re: Cinemas [Re: Snodvan] #220443
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meant to be a yates Pub from what iv heard. smile

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the appolo six (unit 4) closed down when the manager died.


He put his heart and soul into that place, sadly when he died the builing died too frown

Re: Cinemas [Re: _Ste_] #223173
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such a shame that..... i used to love the phoenix in wallasey village, saw 'star trek wrath of khan' and 'E.T.' there too...


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Reminder: purchase new batteries for the torch. I'll try and get into the Capitol again soon, it doesn't look like much work's been done on it bar the world's crappiest fencing at the back.

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