visited here with andyj23uk, not the quickest of places to get in but worth it!
history:- it originally opened in 1894 and was converted in 1938 to a cinema, since then it was converted in to a bingo hall! it closed in 1995 there were fears that it would be vulnerable to neglect and vandalism. The disused upper level already shows signs of fairly extensive water damage and rot (there was a few floors falling threw and stair cases missing) and while were there plaster was falling off a stairway roof at random intervals. now with a false ceiling inserted half-way over stage. Flat, paneled ceiling with circular centre panel. Restrained plasterwork on balcony and box fronts. Three boxes and the upper balcony have been partitioned off, but could easily be reopened
as you can tell.......its the ceiling!
these lamps are all over the place and they are great looking things
these pics were difficult to say the least, the room is pitch black inside so thats why the first pic is a bit patchy as it was all light painted. the second was messing about with the tourch!
the old balcony that has been sealed, this could be removed if they wished but it would be pointless as the place is in a bad way, as i was in the main room plaster was falling off the walls in the stairways!