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    Another explore whilst in the area, probably covered before but here 'she' is! - we had tried throwing a few mains switches too as other explorers had reported the building to still have lighting - amazingly it did! - some history first;
    The Palladium Cinema opened on 18th March 1929 with Alice Terry in “Garden of Allah”. Seating was provided in stalls and circle levels It was the first cinema in Durham licenced to operate on Sundays. On Sundays they were restricted to one evening performance and the programme had to be approved by both the Chief Constable and the Bishop of Durham.

    The Palladium Cinema was damaged by a fire on 16th January 1934. It was refurbished and re-opened on 5th March 1934 with Leslie Henson in “It’s A Boy”.

    ThePalladium Cinema was refurbished in late-1967, re-opening with “The Bible-In the Beginning”. The cinema closed in 1976 and operated as a Bingo Hall until 1982 when it became a Church.

    It has now stood empty since 2004.

    20150108-P1060975 by Hull Badger, on Flickr

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    Thanks for looking guys.

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    love this, the dusty look to it is awesome, nice shots too the close up of the "jackpot game" is really nice! cheers for sharing Hullbadger :)
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    Very nice :)

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    Love the projectors and a great set of photos.

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    love the projection room shots its a shame for alot of these machines these days most have gone to the scrap yard to be replaced with digital projectors so its nice to see some even thogh they are rusting away

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    Thanks guys, yes it's a shame that these projectors have been replaced UK wide by digital, we were just so happy to find the place hadn't been trashed, the spare projector bulbs were still there which gobsmacked us!

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    That's amazing! Great find!
    Thanks for sharing :)
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    Good stuff mate, nice pics and great site
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    great to see, what make are the projectors? they sort of ,look like PEERLESS but not sure.
    Looks like all the amps are there too.
    What did you have to do to get the power on? i managed to re energise a derelict cinema long ago, but it took weeks of going in working on it to get it all working again.
    It should be off by rights as no electricity bill is being payed so it should be down as a disconnected supply.

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