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    A scan of the only image I have been able to find of the original stunning art deco interior of the Astoria Brighton. How much survives behind the cladding today? Note the organ on stage.

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    1. mark.ed 99 months ago | reply

      Apparently most of the interior is still there. It was the survivng interior that lead to it being listed. That's according to the local paper anyway. A friend has surveyed it.....I'll have a word and update you.

    2. stagedoor 99 months ago | reply

      Please do - I would be most ineterested in learning, reliably, what survives! My guess is that most of it does survive - at least enough to enable a proper restoration. Most makeovers tend to opt for the cheapest option which is to cover over the existing rather that stripping it out and starting again.

    3. mark.ed 89 months ago | reply


      Here's a confusing story in the local paper. It talks about the cinema being "restored" and the internal features retained, but also about conversion into flats, shops and offices.

    4. skim4 77 months ago | reply

      Hi mark.ed I am a student doing a project on the Astoria and would be very interested in the survey your friend did of it. If there is any possibility of that it would be great as it seems quite difficult to get access.

    5. delicolor 45 months ago | reply

      From recent urbex pictures, the proscenium plasterwork is currently visible.


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