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The Last Dying Breaths Of A West End Theatre

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Painfull.
The Last Dying Breaths Of A West End Theatre

The Last Dying Breaths Of A West End Theatre

The Last Dying Breaths Of A West End Theatre
Roofless auditorium to the left with the stage facing the bottom of the photo.
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It is sad, but the Astoria has not been a theatre since ????, the area will be used for Crossrail, which will be a big bonus for London.
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The theatre need not have been demolished.
They don't do that in other countries- the theatre would be protected for the time of redevelopment and then spectacularly opened again.
CrossRail has been one of the least popular projects to hit Londoners in some time.
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The area where the theatre stands isnt seen to be used for cross rails purposes from this plan. The space will just be used for more retail. Great!!!

This kind of building doesn't belong in the West End. The original facade of the block was classic London.
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Unpopular at the moment, but theatre needs a good transport system;

1 - To get tourists from Heathrow to theatreland.
2 - to get people into theatre to work.

i do not think TFL would take it likely to knock down a theatre, so therefore be essential.

Thank god London is not like New York and cares about preservation.
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The St James Theatre London- very well preserved for London!!!!

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The theaters lost in NYC over the years were huge in size & number.




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Updated On: 8/28/09 at 06:25 PM
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...and were replaced by barns that resemble community centres, not theatres.