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Dissimulate
19-05-2011, 12:23 AM
This place has seen such acts as:
Buddy Holly
Cliff Richards
The Beatles
The Shadows
The Rolling Stones
Status Quo
and.... Cilla Black (ohhh yeshhh) :D

This is one place i have really really wanted to get in to!

The first cinema to sit at that site was built in 1913 but demolished just 12 years later in 1925.
Re built in 1935 by Charles and Alfred Lewis as the New Globe Theatre of Varieties in the Art Deco style, the building that still stands there to this day. It existed as ABC cinemas up until around 1977, when it was converted into a Bongo Hall. The downstairs being replaced by bingo tables and machines while the circle, dress circle and balcony were left as they were with the seating intact.
The bingo hall was finally Closed in 1996.

A 4 million project has now started to renovate the theatre to a 2,500 capacity venue making it the biggest betweek Newcastle and Leeds.

The place was just spectacular inside, ended up battered, bruised and covered in pigeon shit but WOW was it worth it! Possibly my favorite explore to date for the fact that the place was so tidy and un chaved. So anyway, heres some pictures :thumb


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Rest are on my Flickr :smile