Some curios of old cinemas
Searching through the internet I came across a couple of items that were interesting in the context of British cinemas. First, a few items on the old Essoldo cinema chain. Artist Thomas-John Jarrat has painted an cityscape of Newcastle in the 1950s which features the Newcastle Essoldo prominently and is rather wonderful I think.
Also I came across a Hornby 00 gauge model of an Essoldo cinema showing The Lady Vanishes and Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and which will set you back about £20.
John Ryan’s website has a really interesting feature of Essoldo cinemas, including virtual tours of Essoldo cinemas in the north-west of England. Access the virtual foyer here.
Finally, I also came across a paper model of an ABC cinema for your model railway, and which will cost you about £5.