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ABC Cinema, Vicar Lane (City Centre) (22 comments)
Black & White image1970. View showing the ABC Cinema on Vicar Lane. The Cinema opened on 19th November 1934 as the Ritz Cinema. The name changed to the ABC on 23rd May 1959. The photograph dates from when the ABC was re-opened as a twin cinema, on 5th April 1970, with showings of 'Paint Your Wagon' and 'Spring and Port Wine'. It then became the first triple cinema in Leeds when the former stalls area of ABC 2 was divided. The triple opened on Sunday 17th March 1974 with showings of 'The Sting', 'Paper Moon' and 'Walking Tall'. The cinema changed its name to the Cannon in March 1987, then to M.G.M. in 1991 with a reversal to the ABC in 1993. The final closure of the cinema was reported in the Evening Post as 17th February 2000, although, it said, closure had been 'on the cards' since Christmas.
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Inner Ring Road, newly constructed New York Road section of City Centre (City Centre)
Black & White imageUndated. View of the newly constructed New York Road section of the Inner Ring Road. This section, from Woodhouse Lane to Quarry Hill, opened in 1968. On the left is the ABC Cinema at the top of Vicar Lane, located on the east side, and behind it, on the west side of Vicar Lane, are the turrets of the chest clinic. The North Street flyover can be seen, right. The view looks towards Wade House in the Merrion Centre, which dominates the background. The white building in front of it is the Merrion Hotel and in front of that are properties in Cross Belgrave Street.
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New York Road and Inner Ring Road, looking west (Leylands)
Colour imageUndated. View showing New York Road looking west with the Inner Ring Road running parallel to the left, on a lower level as it approaches a tunnel. To the left of the picture is the side of the ABC Cinema, which faces onto Vicar Lane. This cinema was closed in February 2000 and has since been demolished. On the right is Heatona House, a former clothing factory founded by William Heaton. Advertised as being 'To Let', it was sold to H.W. Poole, shoe manufacturer in 1979. It is now (2010) Crispin House, a development of luxury apartments.
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Vicar Lane, ABC Cinema (City Centre) (1 comment)
Colour image29th October 1999. View of Vicar Lane looking towards junction with the Headrow. ABC Cinema is on the left with La Dolce Vita on corner with Templar Street. The Templar Hotel which was built in the Leylands area c1710 and became a public house c1828 with its own brewhouse.
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York Road Section of the Inner Ring Road (City Centre)
Black & White imageUndated. View of York Road, the recently constructed section of the Inner Ring Road looking in the direction of the Merrion Centre and Wade House, centre background. In front of it is the Merrion Hotel. At the left edge is the Amalgamated Engineering Union, A.E.U House located in Westminster Buildings. The sign for the ABC Cinema is visible in Vicar Lane. On the right the multi-storey block is the offices of the North Eastern Gas Board in New York Road. Beyond is the North Street Flyover. Photograph courtesy of Stephen Howden.
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