Life Offbeat Video

By Joe McFarlane


An urban explorer took a peak behind the curtain by explorer a last of its kind, abandoned cinema.

Neil Ansell, 28, has travelled all over the UK and Europe exploring some of the most unique and bizarre abandoned locations.

Neil and other abandoned enthusiasts snuck inside and explored the UK’s last ever ABC cinema in Bournemouth, Dorset.

Having closed its doors for the final time back in 2017, Neil discovered a not so picture perfect scene.

From torn down cinema screens, dilapidated auditoriums and discarded film tape and projectors, the cinema was far from its glamorous heyday.



Neil said: “I had never explored an abandoned cinema, so I was very excited when I found out about it but also very apprehensive to see what condition it was in.

“The best and most nostalgic part was seeing one of the original projectors. It made me wonder how many films had been played from it over the years.”