SK3596 : Chapeltown Picture Palace

taken 8 years ago, near to Chapeltown, Sheffield, Great Britain

Chapeltown Picture Palace
Chapeltown Picture Palace
Designed by local architects Benson and Roberts, the Chapeltown Picture Palace opened on 23rd December 1912 with almost 700 seats, all on a single floor. The cinema was equipped with a large stage, that was used by the Chapeltown Operatic Society each Autumn from 1925 to 1930.

It was taken over by the Star Cinemas chain in March 1944. Sunday opening didn't come until June 1956. Bingo was tried on Friday evenings from February to August 1962, then full time cinema returned.

The Chapeltown Picture Palace was closed on 16th March 1963. On 19th March 1963, it re-opened as a Star Bingo Club & Palace Casino. This use lasted for many years. The building is currently used as a snooker club.

(Information from Cinema Treasures website LinkExternal link )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 13 September, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 25 September, 2009
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Cinema (converted)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 356 963 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:27.7779N 1:27.8703W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 356 963
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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