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    Default Durham Palladium Theatre Explore Oct 07


    This is a 1920s theatre and cinema, later a Bingo Hall in the centre of Durham. Been abandonded for a good 30 years+. Very little chaving as you'll see and lots of period 1960's/70's style. Massive place and a great explore.

    I think this was the first time this place had been explored as it was well secured up until we found an unlikely access. I went in with a couple of other 28DL guys. Access is still possible as there's lots of new reports still being posted on 28DL about this place since I added my report a few weeks ago.

    By a stroke of luck power was still on and I found the master switch for the house lights, and what lights still worked came up helping photography a bit.

    The exterior, not much to look at the front but its massive round the back.





    This bar is straight put of the 70s!



    The stalls


    Balcony - note the remains of ornate wall decoration


    Projectionist room, whats in here?










    Chain driven film winding




    Managers office


    Bingo days:








    Some other misc shots







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    Default Re: Durham Palladium Theatre Explore Oct 07


    Excellent explore Cerberus. :D
    That's a great bar...love the stained-glass window too. Interesting to see all the different gaming machines and bingo stuff...how times change, eh?

    Cheers :)
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    Excellant report Cerberus,I too saw this on 28DL and also think it is an awful waste of nostalgia...if only it could re-open as a cinema,it would bring back the intimacy of the old flicks...nowadays the big multi-plex`s are just ticket churning money making places...sign o the times I spose.
    thanx for the report and also the ace pics.
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    Default Re: Durham Palladium Theatre Explore Oct 07


    wow, awesome!
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    This looks amazing! Really old fasioned style

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    Really great pics mate, love the bar and the old light bulb for the projector looks like a fantastic explore:)
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    Default Re: Durham Palladium Theatre Explore Oct 07


    Great explore and pics

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    This must have been so fascinating, brilliant explore, It would be interesting to know what the last film that was shown.

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    Great site & some fantastic photo's. Well done chap!
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    Default Re: Durham Palladium Theatre Explore Oct 07


    I loved this place, your pics are cool:)
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