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Opening in 1902, the Theatre Royal in Hyde was a replacement for an older theatre nearby of the same name. The theatre was built by S. Robinson and Sons of Hyde to the design of Campbell and Horsley of Manchester and could seat 1400 people. Two balconies curve round to meet the proscenium, the stage area was large and included a host of dressing rooms to one side. In 1914 a movable screen was added onto the stage to enable the theatre to operate as a part-time cinema.


The popularity of live performances declined in the 1970s so the decision was made to convert the theatre to cinema-only use. In 1972 the main auditorium was used as a full-time cinema screen, with the stage area being converted into a second screen.


The cinema closed in the 1990s when the London-based owners uncovered fraudulent activity taking place there. They considered the theatre a liability and the final film was shown in August 1993, despite being full.


Visited with @SpiderMonkey

























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Really nice to see the projectors still in situ mate, I like this, a lot. The Gold curtain really does look very elegant and classy despite the state of it. Like the detail around the place and the tiny little touches.

I love the word proscenium, lol.


Thanks for sharing, enjoyed this :)

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1 minute ago, Urbexbandoned said:

I love the word proscenium


It's another word for the part of skin also known as the "gooch" or "twernt" :D 

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2 minutes ago, hamtagger said:


It's another word for the part of skin also known as the "gooch" or "twernt" :D 


Shuuuuuupp! lol

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8 minutes ago, Vulex said:

@AndyK! This is brilliant, did you have to light paint it all?


Thanks. Yes we used a couple of LED blocks to light the place.

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Wow you've got another theatre! I love these places, probably my favourite type of explore location. Beautifully shot - natch. 

Only a tiny bit jealous! <_<

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