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The Palladium Cinema, Hockley.

#1 by Voltman , Fri Aug 23, 2013 5:22 pm

This is a sad looking building. I don't think I remember it ever being in use. The Google view

The urban exlorers view The Palladium Cinema, Hockley


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#2 by Slow Jo , Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:15 pm

I use to go there with mates in the mid fifties, if there was nothing on the villa cross.It didnt take long to walk from villa road, down hamstead road and soho hill,going back a bit now though.

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#3 by Sheldonboy , Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:20 pm

What amazes me is that some of these places were rather grand, presumably with some value and actually owned by someone, yet they are allowed to slip into a sad valueless decline.?


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#4 by Brookieboy , Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:28 pm

Voltman,
How sad to see those pictures of the Palladium, I often went there in the 30/40's, sometimes had to sneak in the Exit at the bottom end, when I had no money to get in, a wonderful place for youngsters like me and the wonderful films they had on.
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#5 by Brookieboy , Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:31 pm

Voltman, Forgot to mention the lovely shops that were nearby, I had my first suit from the outfitters nearby when i was sixteen.
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#6 by Slow Jo , Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:23 pm

There was another little cinema up soho road, between thornhill road and stafford road, it was called the elite i see thats gone as well .Spent a few wet sunday afternoons in there.

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#7 by Voltman , Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:12 pm

Quote: Brookieboy wrote in post #5
Voltman, Forgot to mention the lovely shops that were nearby, I had my first suit from the outfitters nearby when i was sixteen.
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I can barely believe there were shops as well. I suppose the flyover ruined the place and then there's no going back once the decay sets in.
I'm so glad you guys have some memories to share, it seems it was already shut when I first went near it to buy fixings from Woods & Hughes Ltd.


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#8 by Voltman , Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:16 pm

Quote: Slow Jo wrote in post #6
There was another little cinema up soho road, between thornhill road and stafford road, it was called the elite i see thats gone as well .Spent a few wet sunday afternoons in there.

I remember that one, in the late 70s it was showing indian films, before they were called Bollywood movies. I often drove past it, the only times I stopped was to buy samosas from the London Sweet Centre.


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