Southend-on-Sea: Empire Theatre

Country: England, United Kingdom
Historic County: Essex
City: Southend-on-Sea
Location: 22 Alexandra Street

[1st theatre on the site opened 1891 as "Alexandra Theatre" in the former Public Hall. Destroyed by fire in 1896.]

Built 1896 as "Empire Theatre". 2000 seats. 1920 converted into a cinema, reopened as "Rivoli Cinema". 1961 refurbishments, reopened 1962 as "ABC Cinema". Closed 1998. Re-opened 1998 as "New Empire Theatre", used by amateur theatre groups. Closed 2008. Damaged by arson in July 2015. Remains demolished in 2017.

Links: Theatres Trust, CinemaTreasures, Wikipedia

Southend-on-Sea: Empire Theatre Picture: second building from the right: Empire Theatre
Front Text: "Alexandra Street, Southend-on-Sea", on canopy: "Empire Theatre"
Publisher: LFX Series
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Southend-on-Sea to Childrey, Wantage, 1905

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