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Hi Guy, was just wondering if anybody has been to the cinema lately and if you would be able to get me a little help with access please :) or any information that would be helpfull.

Thank you! :D

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Hi Si mate, hope you're well mate? Same here unfortunately I haven't been either. Access changes sometimes by the week or even day so I normally just rock up at a place and have a good look around, sometimes it pays off for us and sometimes it's a wasted journey and a move onto the back ups. An example is George B's a few weeks ago, we scoured the place with a fine toothed comb and the known access turned out a no-go, then one week later a few lads got in. On the flip side, we went to have a sniff at the wind tunnels site expecting it to be sealed but found an access point that many probably assumed wasn't there and explored a cracking place that nothing had been heard of on the forums for about 2 years. I know no-one likes a wasted journey but you can never be sure if a place is doable on one particular day without trying it out on that day :)

Best of luck mate and i hope its open for ya! Maybe someone else can give you some info hopefully bud :thumb

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Hi am ok thank you! & your self?...Yea i know what you mean access changes all the time was chatting to some one about Rothley primary school they said its been sealed and now been told my mate does not wanna go! lol anyway gonna go have a look on sat at carlton cinema and the ambulance station, was going to Hank hovis but demo has started :/

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Yeah i'm good mate, got a few days off so happy about that :) Good luck on your ventures mate, looking forward to seeing what you come up with :thumb

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I was there about a month ago access seems easy just next to a dodgy as f*** pub with people smoking next to entrance constantly!

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