Palace Cinema, Cinderford.
Final shot from the Forest of Dean. On our last visit, the bus service ran through to where we were staying. That, of course, has now all changed, and we had two get a shuttle service (now 3 journeys a day instead of the previous hourly service), then pick up the original service at Cinderford. The 15 minute wait was just long enough to nip round the corner and snatch this photograph of the Palace Cinema.
A fascinating building, which I would have loved to explore inside. Annoyingly, as I was taking the photograph I saw who I presumed to be the current owner opening up and going in. Unfortunately, with my bus due, I didn’t even have time to chat. Dating back to 1910, earlier photographs showed it originally had a more traditional canopied entrance in the front wall, evidenced by the gap in the brickwork along the bottom. This was obviously replaced at some time with a side entrance on the left. The Palace Cinema now sports 443 seats across 2 screens.
- Taken: 10 Feb 2020
- Camera: Canon 5D MkIII
- Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm 1:2.8 L II USM
- Focal Length 28mm
- 1/100 Sec
- ISO 100