round the back

The inside of the former Lansdowne Picture House, London Road, Sheffield. The facade has been retained is being restored as part of a student accommodation complex. When it ceased being a cinema it became a night club, Locarno, Bed, Palais, Lansdowne Bar, Tiffany's. It was reknowned in the 70s for "grab a granny" nights. To us 20 somethings, anyone over 35 fell into that category.

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  • johnboy01 9y

    Inside of the locarno / bed /pallis / lansdown bar spent many a pilled up night in here top fun raving allnight
  • evissa 9y

    Sounds great!! Never been inside it myself. During my clubbing years it was Tiffany's and they specialised in plastic palm trees and grab a granny nights but I guess it all changed after that and became cool.
  • Andrew Littlewood & Karl Newell PRO 9y

    Oh, and I thought we were currently in your clubbing years!? :)

    I'm glad you got this view before it disappears again. K.
  • evissa 9y

    It's great isn't it? I love the different colours of paint. I wish now that I'd been inside it when I had the chance. But then again, I've not been to a nightclub since the one on Bank Street was called Bailey's which is probably about 1975.
  • Andrew Littlewood & Karl Newell PRO 9y

    You were a rum'en then - in clubs aged 10... K. :)
  • evissa 9y

    he he ... Bailey's was great. It was free for girls but the guys had to pay. A great marketing wheeze. Don't think they do anything like that now anywhere, as my daughter pays a fortune to get into Republic.
  • polly.jayne PRO 9y

    I remember a couple of years back that one club (can't remember which) gave free entry to anyone wearing a frock. But I don't think they did it for very long.........
  • evissa 8y

    Just re-reading this thread .. Republic (Gatecrasher) is now another piece of Sheffield's lost history since it went up in flames .
  • polly.jayne PRO 8y

    Sad to see when another bit is gone for good
  • pomato 8y

    Why are our cinemas disappearing?

    I'd be honoured if you could post some of your wonderful photos to DEAD CINEMA GROUP
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