Taken with my iPhone 7 using the Instagram app
The New Roxy, Clarksdale, Mississippi, isn’t quite as dead as it looks. Vacant for 30 years, the ex-cinema is reinventing itself as an arts centre.
Odeon Woolwich (1937) by George Coles.
Grade II listed cinema in Woolwich, South London designed by George Coles in a streamline moderne style. The exterior of the building was outlined in neon lighting which was said to be visible from the other side of the Thames. The building is now a church.
Image from Cinema Treasures
ShopfrontElegy tweeted this shot of the wonderful Towers cinema in Hornchurch, Essex, for which time is running out. Designed by the Kemp & Tasker partnership and built in 1935, it became an Odeon in 1943. They got round the change of name by rather crudely bunging Odeon signage on top of the original name, as below (pic credit).
Lidl, which now owns the site, will keep the Towers lettering
to be erected as “public art” at street level
when they demolish the building, but that’s all.
Here’s the Columbia (now Curzon) cinema and office block above in Shaftesbury Avenue looking clean and sparkly in 1964, five years after opening. The architects were Sir John Burnet, Tait and Partners. The possibility of Crossrail 2 means that it’s currently under threat. Photo:
London Metropolitan Archives, City of London.
The Lowell Theatre, Lowell, Arizona, as photographed by Wim Wenders (credit) above c.1983, and Google Streetview below in August 2016.
The Regal Cinema, London, 1928.
The Regal, later Odeon, Marble Arch. Designed by Charles Muggeridge.
I bring you the fabulous Uptown cinema in downtown Napa complete with excellent deco detailing as well as an enormous sign. Rick Astley’s coming too.