SK5739 : The Picture House

near to Nottingham, Great Britain

The Picture House
The Picture House
Pictured in probably about 1936, this is the derelict looking former Picture House on Long Row. Originally opened on Tuesday 5th November 1912 it was owned by Provincial Cinematograph Theatres, Ltd. with continuous showings that were changed twice a week, there were 560 seats which were priced from 1shilling to 2/4d each. The Picture House closed on Saturday 4th January 1930 without converting from the silent movies to 'talkies', it then stood empty until January 1937 when it was sold to J Lyons and converted to a tea rooms. Its frontage still remains the same and can be seen in SK5739 : Long Row, Nottingham taken in 2008 by David Lally. My thanks to John Sutton for pointing me in the right direction for information. This picture was taken by my Grandfather, an architect with Houfton and Kington of Chesterfield. For another up to date image taken from a similar position see John Sutton's picture SK5739 : Long Row taken in 2011.
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Date Taken
1936   (more nearby)
Friday, 20 May, 2011
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 571 399 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:57.2219N 1:9.0100W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 571 399
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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