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DaveR

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Re: Cinemas of Llandudno
« Reply #14 on: October 24, 2010, 09:16:14 PM »
Built in 1880 as St Georges Hall and later the New Princes Cinema, it is now HMV:

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Re: Cinemas of Llandudno
« Reply #15 on: October 25, 2010, 01:28:26 AM »
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Should be illegal really.

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DaveR

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Re: Cinemas of Llandudno
« Reply #16 on: October 25, 2010, 08:46:55 PM »
A slide from the 1960s, that shows the sheer size of the Astra complex (left of picture). Originally built as the Winter Gardens and incorporated an Odeon Cinema for many years:

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Trojan

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« Reply #17 on: October 25, 2010, 10:14:20 PM »
It certainly was a large building, by Llandudno standards.

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Re: Cinemas of Llandudno
« Reply #18 on: October 25, 2010, 10:20:43 PM »
We used to go to Saturday morning pictures at the Astra, where they would show cartoons. When the theme tunes came up on the screen, all the children would rattle their hinged cinema seats up and down noisily whilst cheering at the same time.

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DaveR

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Re: Cinemas of Llandudno
« Reply #19 on: March 20, 2011, 08:55:53 AM »
Interior of the Palladium Cinema. I don't remember it looking quite so tatty!

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Trojan

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Re: Cinemas of Llandudno
« Reply #20 on: March 20, 2011, 05:26:02 PM »
Must have been not long before it closed down.

Look at those cob-webs!  :o



Trojan

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« Reply #21 on: May 08, 2011, 02:54:14 AM »
Came across this Pathe newsreel filmed at the Palladium in 1952, which was hosting the premiere of the film Castle in the Air.

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« Reply #22 on: May 08, 2011, 08:23:35 AM »
That's a superb site...
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RichieC

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Re: Cinemas of Llandudno
« Reply #23 on: May 27, 2011, 11:03:51 AM »
In compliment to Dave R's photograph at post no. 12, here (unless there is a previous copy somewhere else already) is the then brand-new Odeon Colwyn Bay on its opening day in 1936. The image is reproduced on a film and cinema historian's site "Cinema Treasures" of which I have been a member for some years now, whereby readers can find much of the history of the beginnings of this theatre-and others locally. The photograph belongs to the stupendous catalogueof the original nationwide Odeon Theatres' staff photographer John Maltby, of whom more details are available, who celebrated the opening of each one with a comprehensive portfolio when the opening dates occurred.

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In addition, which is not always possible on Cinema Treasures I'm including a replica of the poster of the the opening night film "The Ghost Goes West" to give forumers a feel of the cinema-going experience at that time and the ambience that as a result Colwyn Bay had with its partner cinema-chain places in the country. (All image source details available).

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DaveR

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Re: Cinemas of Llandudno
« Reply #24 on: May 27, 2011, 11:21:35 AM »
 *&(

I'm a member of the Cinema Treasures site as well, their photo uploading feature has been unavilable for years. Great website, though.  $good$

DaveR

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Re: Cinemas of Llandudno
« Reply #25 on: January 06, 2012, 10:02:03 PM »
Programme from 'The Cinema', Mostyn Street, Llandudno in 1924. It did not become known as the Savoy for many years later.

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Trojan

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« Reply #26 on: June 10, 2013, 01:40:06 PM »
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DaveR

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« Reply #27 on: June 10, 2013, 01:45:05 PM »
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It did not become known as the Savoy for many years later.
1932, to be precise.

Trojan

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Re: Cinemas of Llandudno
« Reply #28 on: June 12, 2013, 05:23:57 PM »
This program from 1941 indicates the facility was busy during the war.

It's the first time I've seen the building in that architectural state.