Monday 29 December 2014

Vue Cinema, Pilsworth - December 2014

This 12 screen multiplex cinema opened in 1989 as a Warner Bros, re-branded as Vue in 2004, finally closing July 2010.

In March 1996 the cinema hosted the UK premiere of the John Travolta/ Christian Slater blockbuster Broken Arrow - sadly neither Travolta or Slater turned up, but thankfully John Leslie and Sonya did.

So as 2014 drew to a close up popped this little gem, we had been very patiently waiting, watching the grass and moss grow around the place for years.
 Vue, Pilsworth

 - and then photos appeared....

Weeks passed, with one thing and another we didn't get there, by the time we did the metal fairies and local vandals had trashed the place.

This is what we found, myself, Jdub, Urban Spaceman and a rather pleasant new chap on the scene, Shucky. With tales of roaming metal fairies safety in numbers was order of the day.


First off its a cinema, it is dark, tripod and light painting are the themes of the day, oh to repeat it is dark, very dark and I would not recommend a solo, you wouldn't want to meet anyone dodgy here.





A few of the auditoriums had been stripped bare, seats and all, thankfully not all.







Alas the show was over, time to leave, it had been kicking off down at the Pick n Mix.



Jolly good fun after an extended break from mooching, also interesting to note that at its time of closure in 2010 it was turning over £71,000 a week in nacho, popcorn and hotdogs sales......

Saturday 6 December 2014

Budapest Street Art - October 2014

Bolton is sterile of street art, Manchester is slowly becoming sterile, Budapest was refreshing !!

Don't get me wrong, little men wander the streets of Budapest with scrapers removing post ups and stickers, we saw two painters going thru a pantomime arrest - poor chaps shitting themselves.

 Budapest Street Art

Like many cities, every back street is full of tags, but also plenty of quality artwork and well take a look at the following for your delectation, enjoy...............

Budapest Street Art

Budapest Street Art

Budapest Street Art
Budapest Street Art
Budapest Street Art
Budapest Street Art
Budapest Street Art

Then, the daddy of them all......

"Hungary's 6-3 victory at Wembley 60 years ago resonates like no other in the history of English football. It wasn't just that this was a first home defeat to non-British or Irish opposition, the magnitude of the scoreline or the brilliance of the Hungarian display: it was the sense of shock. Over the course of one game – one hour even, given Hungary pretty much eased off in the final third – the complacency and the insularity of the English game were exposed. After 25 November 1953, none of the old certainties were certain any more."

Budapest Street Art

Plenty more on my Flickr