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Explore #119: Odeon Cinema, Colchester, Essex – January 2015

After our all-too brief revisit to Severalls Asylum and a traditional post-explore breakfast at McDonald’s, we decided to pay an impromptu visit to this old cinema… History The Odeon cinema, formerly the Regal cinema, was built in 1931 and designed by well-known cinema architect Cecil Masey. As well as showing films the cinema also hosted live events, including the Rolling Stones who played two shows there in September 1964. In the 1970s it was known as the Odeon Film Centre,…

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Explore #99: Nazi School, aka Partischule N / DDR Hörsaal, Germany – August 2014

Explore #11 of the Berlin or Bust Tour Day Four After exploring the Hospital of wheelchairs we drove a few more hours to this former Nazi School. History This large complex of buildings was built in the 1930s as a National Socialist Political Educational Institution – in other words, a Nazi school. A testament to the arrogance of the Third Reich, the buildings are arranged in an “SS” layout when viewed from above. After WWII the site was put to…

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Explore #74: The Royalty Cinema, Harborne, Birmingham – July 2014

Explore #2 of the Quality>Quantity aka Crimes Against Photography Tour Fresh from the euphoria of our success at Tower X we pressed on through the night, and arrived at the outskirts of Birmingham to explore this abandoned cinema just as dawn was breaking. History The Royalty Cinema was built in the Art Deco style for local independent company Selly Oak Pictures Limited, and opened on 20th October 1930. Built during the early years of cinema exhibition with sound, the Cinematograph…

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