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Derby Hippodrome March 08

Well first off big thanks to JOHNO23, Drama Queen and Timewarp for showing me around, oh and lending me a torch!

The 'drome from the outside
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The flooded, freezing cold basement with floating lightbulbs, thanks to pikey scumbags and their thieving ways :mad:
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Halfway up the main seating area, you can see the fire had concentrated in the orchestra pit but kept at bay by the safety curtain
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Mmmm....pigeons!
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View from the projectionist's room
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Random bits and bobs
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Interior decor still clinging on, a small view of how it used to be :(
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Love that gold-painted coving...really nice. Great view from the projectionists room. Good to see the outside of the building too.

Cheers for that. :)
 

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Nice one Ashless, it was good to meet up.shame about the impromptu paddle
in the basement.:lol::)great pictures and explore:)
 

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wow what great pics too they really

show all the fire damage what a shame this is going to cost allot to put right..............................:mad::mad::mad::mad:
 
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great pics mate just sorry i couldnt come along but as you know what i had to do was more importannt at the time
 

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Its good to see more of this place, the front is great with the circle windows:) but what is that bit that looks like a porter cabin that fell from the sky and landed on the roof?
 

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but what is that bit that looks like a porter cabin that fell from the sky and landed on the roof?

Haha, that's a good way of putting it! It's a later addition for when it was converted to showing films, that's where the projection room is.

It used to look like this
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Interesting report :)

Enjoyed looking through these pics. Sad to see it being left to rot. Still some nice original features by the looks of it.

Lb:cool:
 

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Wow, the place looks amazing. Fantastic photos. If anyone goes again i'd love to meet up and join in.
 

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Nice report mate :lol: i agree with LB shame its been left ....
 

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that pidgeon looks seriously ill!

love old cinema's & theatres, sort of a ghostly atmosphere to them, not quite the same as hospitals though.

Nice pics, i never knew light bulbs would float!
 

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Am i right in thinking that it was used as a bingo hall before it shut down?

Yes it first became a bingo hall in 1962 for Mecca and continued under various guises and names as a bingo hall until January 2007 when it closed.
 

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You got some really good photos I like the way the cherub is in like an olde wilde style.God the water was absolutley freezing.Oh and I feel so sorry for that poor pigeon:)
 
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