THE GRANADA THEATRE CIRCUIT

Opening CollageThe Granada Theatre Walthamstow The second new Granada Theatre built especially for Sidney Bernstein and his Circuit This Grade II* Building is in jeopardy and needs your help to be saved

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THE GRANADA THEATRE WALTHAMSTOWAH Collage

PHOTO GALLERY

EMD PHOTO CAMPAIGN PHOTOGRAPHS

These photographs were provided by The McGuffins

McGuffin supporters mark the fifth anniversary of the EMDs closure in 2008People turned out in large numbers to protest the closure of the EMD and have kept on turning out in the hope of having it open once more as a CINEMACollage One

VLUU L200  / Samsung L200Protest in April 2009

festival1 croppedBill Hogdson presenting the case for Saving the EMD Cinema

Collage TwoTop Centre: Ken Livingstone on the right; Bottom Centre: cinema-lovers outside the Town HallOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMcGuffin Campaigners
From left to right: Laetitia Raginel, Bill Hodgson & Vicky Hartell outside the EMD

Walthamstow_Cinema_Protest_08 (2)Save Our Cinema

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THE McGUFFIN FILM SOCIETY

These photographs were provided by The McGuffins

Film Society Collage TwoA collection of films shown by The Society

Film Society Collage OneFilm Society Evenings advertised at the EMD

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THE EMD AWAITS IT’S FATE

These photographs were provided by The McGuffins

Sold CollageSold Collage 2Friends rally around the EMD
Top Left:
Bill Hodgson with Paul McGann

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THE LAST NIGHT AT THE EMD ……… 

These photographs were provided by The McGuffins

Last Night Collage OneEntering the EMD

Last Night Collage TwoThe members of the audience take their seats

Last Night Collage ThreeTime for speeches (Top Left)  before the film begins, but all too soon it is over and the curtains close for the last time

scan0001BEATLESHowever, despite what The Beatles may say, this has proven to be far from THE END.

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THE EXTERIOR OF THE THEATRE THROUGH THE YEARS ……… 

These photographs were provided by Save Walthamstow Cinema and were taken by Mr. John Leeming

Gran. & Cannon Collage 1Left: as the Granada in 1930 when the Theatre opened; Middle: in 1989; & Right: as the Cannon in 1990

Cannon & EMD Collage 2Top row, from Left to Right: as the Cannon (1990), the ABC (1995) & the EMD (2003)
Bottom row: the foyer when the theatre was an ABC cinema (1995)

Oran CollageTop Row, Left: The Christie Organ at the opening in 1930; Top Row, Right: The Console in 1976
Bottom Row: The Pit Console buried under the extended stage, 2002

Organist Collage 2002Photographs taken in 2002 when Richard Hills (Top Row)
and Simon Gledhill gave a concert at the EMD

Side wallDecorative exit in the auditorium

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A number of links have been recommended by The McGuffins

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/8006735.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/8098857.stm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-13445518

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-20525983

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-22673870

A people’s history of the EMD/Granada Cinema

http://www.closeupfilmcentre.com/vertigo_magazine/issue-27-september-2009/save-our-cinema/

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