CINEMA TOUR

Here are photographs of the interior of the cinema as it was when the Friends of the Birks first bought it. The seating of the original cinema was long gone and had been replaced by internal walls that carved out a space for the amusement hall within the barn-like space. Through a door at the back you could still see the old screen and proscenium arch.

A video tour of the cinema pre-clearout, filmed by Willie Leszke, who was one of the projectionists at the cinema before it closed, can be seen on YouTube

Top: Cut out photos of film stars decorate shelves found among the debris

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