Barnsley: Empire Palace Theatre

Country: England, United Kingdom
Historic County: Yorkshire
City: Barnsley
Location: 62-68 Eldon Street

Built by North & Robins. Opened 8 June 1908 as "Empire Palace of Varieties". 2500 seats. Used as a variety theatre and for cinema screenings. 1920 converted into a cinema. Re-opened 22 Mar 1920 as "Empire Super Cinema" (1160 seats). 1950 reenamed "Gaumont Cinema". 1953 modernisations. Destroyed 2 Jan 1954 by a fire.

[In 1956, a new cinema ("Gaumont", later "Odeon" and "Parkway Cinema") was built on the site.]

Links: CinemaTreasures, Wikidata

Barnsley: Empire Palace Theatre Front Text: "Barnsley, Eldon Street & Empire"
Publisher: Lode Publisher, Barnsley & Wombwell
Type: Embossed Card; Divided Back
Size: Classic
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