Club Normandare (Jensentown)

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Club Normandare
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Danger Updater MDUDC 19:10, 11 January 2019 (UTC)
Club Normandare

Jensentown [10, 5]

Alderson Street
(Dakerstown)
Stowell Road a factory
Imber Road Railway Station
(Dakerstown)
Club Normandare Club Gayler
Rodges Grove
(Dakerstown)
Wells Towers the Oxenbury Building

Basic Info:

  • Clubs are Dark buildings.
  • The usual internal description of a Club reads as follows:
    "…in the near-darkness of the main dancefloor."
  • When powered by a portable generator, the internal description changes to the following:
    "Coloured spotlights highlight an empty stage, and distorted music echoes over the speakers."
  • Clubs can be barricaded normally.

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Description

The facade has a simple brick entrance block which has a slim vertical tower feature with the clubs name in neon lettering.

History

The Rialto Cinema opened on 8th November 1920 (architect unknown) and was a project of Denman (London) Cinemas which were merged with Gaumont Theatres. However the Rialto was leased to Sydney Bernstein from May 1925 and improvements were made to the building by architect Cecil Masey and interior designer Theodore Komisarjevsky.

There were two entrances, the main one in Stowell Road served the balcony and best seats in the rear stalls. An ornate entrance facing Wells Towers gave entry to the cheaper seats in the front stalls. Seating was provided for 939 in the stalls and 355 in the balcony. Initially the Rialto was equipped with a 'straight' Jones 2Manual organ. This was replaced by a Christie 2Manual/7Rank theatre organ in 1927 opened by Francis Soames. In 1935 this was re-built into a Christie 3Manual/9Rank theatre organ which was opened by Harold Ramsey.

It was fully acquired by Sydney Bernstein's Granada Theatre's Ltd chain in April 1965 and was re-named Granada from 21st July 1967. The Granada closed on 17th July 1971 with Burt Lancaster in "Valdez Is Coming" and Michael Crawford in "The Jokers".

The building was converted into a Granada Bingo Club, in later years being operated by Gala Bingo. It closed as a Gala Bingo Club in 1997 and was purchased by Febrey Entertainment who converted the building into which it is now known Club Normandare serving an eclectic mix of Indie music, John Garrison also debuted his first solo album Above The Cosmos live to a special invited audience on the night of the zombie outbreak.

The building has remained closed, shuttered and deteriorating ever since.

AquaBarricade.jpg Barricading policy

Club Normandare (Jensentown) is to be kept Extremely Heavily Barricaded at all times.
If you're looking for an entry point and don't want to waste any AP, take a look at the Jensentown Barricade Plan.
If you're looking for nearby Revive Points, take a look at the list.
Note:This advice is according to the local barricading plan, and may vary from the UBP or locally developped plans.
For more info on barricade plans, click here or take a look at this location's suburb page.



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