Posted in Art Deco, Cinemas, Trips at 10:00 on 8 December 2016
In a previous post on Art Deco in Groningen, The Netherlands, I showed two photos of a cinema. This year I took more views of that building. This is the rear view:-
This is the view from the street that runs beside it back to front:-
Lovely window arch on cinema wall:-
Detail on window arch, a sculpted head:-
Great columning and glazing towards front:-
The glazing has fantastic detailing:-
Posted in Art Deco, Cinemas, Modern Architecture, Trips, War Memorials at 19:00 on 30 October 2016
Almost the first thing I noticed on getting out of the car in King’s Lynn was a blocky Art Deco building with typical deco glazing. (Note Greyfriar’s Tower behind):-
It wasn’t till working round the town that I discovered it was the former Ritz Cinema, now a bingo hall:-
Note “rule of three” in the doors and the columns and windows above them. View from main street (again you can glimpse Greyfriars Tower behind):-
Other side view (from the War Memorial and in front of Greyfriars Tower):-
Posted in Architecture, Art Deco, Cinemas, Trips at 13:00 on 27 October 2016
King’s Lynn was the next stop after Boston. My first time, in Norfolk which in this part of it was very reminiscent of the Netherlands.
King’s Lynn itself contains a strange mixture of architecture with several buildings surviving from mediæval times.
We passed this old gateway on the way in but photographed it on the way out:-
This is the Guildhall, the largest surviving English mediæval Guildhall. It’s not really curved I had to stitch two photos:-
King’s Lynn Minster lies just across the road:-
And just across the other road (the Guildhall is close to a junction):-
A quaint old street:-
Greyfriars Tower, King’s Lynn. One of only three surviving Franciscan monastery towers in England:-
Without street furniture in the way. The building behind it, with the fire escape, is an Art Deco former cinema!:-
Posted in Architecture, Art Deco, Cinemas at 13:20 on 24 October 2016
Boston has its fair share, perhaps more, of Art Deco buildings.
The West End Cinema doesn’t look so deco from this angle:-
But this corner doorway has Art Deco styling:-
There are Art Deco elements in this side view too:-
There was typical 1930s Deco styling on Marks & Spencer’s:-
Clarks has a vaguely deco look with an undoubted deco sunburst and “M” just above the Clarks sign – presumably a relic of the original occupant:-
As does QD Stores:-
Cash Generator was more to the point. Rule of three in and on the pillars:-
Then there was the striking Cammack’s:-
Rule of three in the windows, sunburst decoration in name frieze:-
Posted in Architecture, Art Deco, Cinemas, Edinburgh at 12:00 on 21 September 2016
This is a stunner. A fantastic cinema in the Streamline Moderne Art Deco style. It really ought to have been much further up this list, possibly even at the top, but I had no photographs of it. I knew it existed but not exactly where it was in Edinburgh. I wasn’t very familiar with the geography of the city but my son moved there a couple of years ago and on a visit I was exploring the area he lives in.
Imagine my delight on coming across this by accident rather than design. It’s still a working independent cinema, run by a family. This is their website. They also have a facebook presence.
From Morningside Road end of Newbattle Terrace. Great curved column:-
From Newbattle Terrace, opposite aspect:-
Upper detailing and roofline:-
Stained glass window by entrance doorway. This is mirrored on the other side:-
Column detailing and surround:-
Canopy, clock and lettering:-
Stitch from across Newbattle Terrace:-
Posted in Architecture, Art Deco, Cinemas at 12:00 on 4 September 2016
Located in Boreland Road, Inverkeithing, the cinema opened in 1918 but updated in 1931 and has a vaguely Art Deco feel. It’s now an antiques/second-hand shop.
Posted in Art Deco, Cinemas at 12:00 on 21 June 2016
This wonderful Art Deco cinema in Aberfeldy, Perthshire (or Perth and Kinross as it has now become is perhaps not what you expect to see in a small town in the middle of Scotland. Still in use as a cinema (plus cafe and bar.) The Birks (birches) is a local beauty spot/steep valley.
Entrance. Like the rest of the cinema (refurbished quite recently I believe) the glazing isn’t original:-
View from left:-
Posted in Architecture, Art Deco, Cinemas, Fife at 12:00 on 3 May 2016
We got fairly well acquainted with Rosyth, a Fife town on the Firth of Forth west of but very close to the Forth Bridges, when we were house-hunting. We opted for elsewhere in the end.
Rosyth is most famous for its Naval Dockyard but is home to some deco.
The Clydesdale Bank building, on Queensferry Road, has an Art Deco frontage, at least in its older aspect, built 1932:-
This modern addition (to the left of photo above) isn’t though:-
The former Palace Cinema, also on Queensferry Road, from left.
Palace Cinema from right:-
Shop with slightly edged flat roof on Admiralty Road. Windows replaced.
Posted in Architecture, Art Deco, Cinemas at 12:00 on 2 April 2016
This is the former La Scala Cinema, Helensburgh, now a pub named after Helensburgh’s most famous son, John Logie Baird, inventor of television. (Well, one form of it.) Stitch of two photos:-
The building was erected in 1913 so it doesn’t qualify as Art Deco proper but there are some features which prefigure the style like these side pillars:-
Also the stepping on the roof-line. The painting scheme emphasises the Deco feel:-
Posted in Art Deco, Cinemas at 12:00 on 7 March 2016
Once the Picture House Cinema, now a Premier Bingo Hall.
On the High Street. Not quite Art Deco. It was built in 1912. Rebuilt in 1935 so some deco touches.