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ABC cinema in wakefield

Slyshotsimo

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This cinema is in the town centre of wakefield and was my first location of exploration .

army nosing threw the skylight



Looking out over Eastmoor



Above the main screen room 





Looking down into the main screen room 

 



Acces stairwell 



I think this may be some kind of old style air con turbine unit





Flooded basement area 



Access corridors i believe were used by staff to navigate the huge building 



We managed to find away across the floods to access more of the cinema



An old childs purse we found well mooching about 



Inside the main room as you can see its in very poor state due to the roof leaking over the years , i think builders or owners have stacked all this wood and scrap 



More flooded areas we couldn't access 



Inside the projector room 



Main room again 



The screen covered in pigeon crap



The lobby leading up to the main screen room 



Another stairway with some scabby paint 



Second projector room 



Stairwell leading into screen area







Inside the main room upper balcony area 





Making are way back out 





Probably one of the last ever films shown here 



many thanks to dave ,slick and braden for allowing me along for my first venture ! was an experience and got me totally hooked .

i hope you enjoy my shots as much as i enjoyed being there taking them .

kev 

 
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Looks like you guys had some fun, place looks like its about to fall down, well done for getting out there (y)  

 

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yeah it is in pretty bad shape but I'm always positive its listed so they won't pull it down . apparently there as been a few grows bust in there over the years , but its a great place for my first adventure ... many thanks

 

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The Cannabis Farm was next door in the old Blockbuster Store .......obviously unknown to the Asian Taxi Drivers that were using the building at the back of it   :-o

As for the listing, the projected conversion wont retain any features, but then nothings been done for years so don"t hold your breathe  :sad:

 

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we heard a few rumours that it was going to be a nightclub but couldn't get a license then its being turned into flats but its in such a poor state i can't see that happening . i have many memories of visiting here when i was a kid . think the last film i watched there was ,,,, super mario brothers ha ha

 

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Whilst it does have a few remaining 'features' which is nice to see It's also a shit hole. What a mess, shame really considering how grand it would have looked in it's day. Well done on your first adventure :)

 

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thanks mate the guys who i went along with have been on rather a few so I'm lucky really to have a few friends with at least some experience . 

we have a trip planned to wales on sunday hopefully weather permitting and I'm really looking forward to it . 

kev

 

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Not seen this before, nice work getting in and covering the place well too.

 

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Welcome to the forum @Slyshotsimo

Looks like you explored the place thoroughly which is good to see. A couple of bits of advice would be to perhaps leave the really out of focus shots out unless they are the only shots you got of something really significant. In shot 5 for example (Looking down into the main screen room) it's really difficult to make out what we're actually looking at. The other thing is there are people in a few too many shots here, 9 of them in fact. The odd shot with people to give a place scale is ok but generally speaking we want to see a focus on the building itself. There is however a thread for people pics here: 



Look forward to seeing more posts from you (y)  

 
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Hi,

We would like to add these and possibly and decent ones you may not have included to our Facebook page, preferably without the watermark, though I will happily credit you to these if this is OK? Please get back to me.

Best ragards,
Friends of ABC/Regal/Cannon Cinema Wakefield
 

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Hi,

We would like to add these and possibly and decent ones you may not have included to our Facebook page, preferably without the watermark, though I will happily credit you to these if this is OK? Please get back to me.

Best ragards,
Friends of ABC/Regal/Cannon Cinema Wakefield
Just had a quick look at this persons profile, they have not been active on the forum since February 2016 and this was their only post. So the chances of you getting a reply are pretty slim I'd say.
 
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