SK4641 : Scala Cinema, Ilkeston

taken 8 months ago, near to Ilkeston, Derbyshire, Great Britain

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Scala Cinema, Ilkeston
Scala Cinema, Ilkeston
This is the archetypal small-town cinema. Built in 1913 to the design of John Parsons and Sons of Bulwell it is thought to be the second oldest operational cinema in England. It is remarkable for having remained a cinema for the whole of its existence, and also for being very little altered, both externally and internally. Those of an older generation will remember the tradition of queuing outside for the next performance, and this view shows the canopy built to provide some shelter for those waiting. Deservedly Listed Grade II*.
Listed Buildings and Structures
Listed buildings and structures are officially designated as being of special architectural, historical or cultural significance. There are over half a million listed structures in the United Kingdom, covered by around 375,000 listings.
Listed status is more commonly associated with buildings or groups of buildings, however it can cover many other structures, including bridges, headstones, steps, ponds, monuments, walls, phone boxes, wrecks, parks, and heritage sites, and in more recent times a road crossing (Abbey Road) and graffiti art (Banksy 'Spy-booth') have been included.

In England and Wales there are three main listing designations;
Grade I (2.5%) - exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important.
Grade II* (5.5%) - particularly important buildings of more than special interest.
Grade II (92%) - nationally important and of special interest.

There are also locally listed structures (at the discretion of local authorities) using A, B and C designations.

In Scotland three classifications are also used but the criteria are different. There are around 47,500 Listed buildings.
Category A (8%)- generally equivalent to Grade I and II* in England and Wales
Category B (51%)- this appears generally to cover the ground of Grade II, recognising national importance.
Category C (41%)- buildings of local importance, probably with some overlap with English Grade II.

In Northern Ireland the criteria are similar to Scotland, but the classifications are:
Grade A (2.3%)
Grade B+ (4.7%)
Grade B (93%)

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Date Taken
Friday, 28 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 1 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre 
Period (from Tags)
Early 20th Century 
Date (from Tags)
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 4644 4176 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:58.2715N 1:18.5958W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 4646 4175
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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Cinema  Grade II(star) Listed 

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