Monday, March 12, 2007

Sleeping Beauties

Ten times week, I pass the mouldering wreck that used to be the Bradford Odeon, or more accurately, the New Victoria.

There have been all sorts of shenanigans about this building and I have often wondered what state it is now like inside.

Well, some Urban explorers have sneaked in and sneaked out again after taking lots of photos. You can see them here.

Remarkably, it looks pretty much like the day after it was closed to the public.

More on the campaign to wake Vicky up again here. Be sure to go through all the pages as there are some other great shots of the place in its heyday. (A 76 year old swinger!)


imagined ian said...

A spectacular set of images. The third one down shows the screen where I went to see Waterworld after a pint or two in the Smithy (now a car park. Well worth the change). Not a great plan when there were gallons of water sloshing round on screen. The door on the bottom right got some use. Still, it could have been worse, I might have had to watch more of the film...

Ian said...

I've never actually seen a film there, although I have been in the projection boxes whilst films were showing.

The two concrete boxes inserted into that vast space to make screens 1 & 2 are of little merit other than good sightlines.

I like this Urbex lark and have done a little of it myself in my youth.