Country: England, United Kingdom
Historic County: Wiltshire
Location: 18-22 High Street
Built 1857 by W. J. Stent as "Athenaeum", a literary institute. 1879 rebuilding by T. H. Wyatt. Ca. 1912 lecture room converted into a cinema and re-opened as "Picture Palace". Also used for live theatre. Closed in the 1950s. Re-opened 1969 as "Athenaeum Centre", an arts centre showing plays, concerts and films. 1986 renamed "West Wiltshire Arts Centre". Closed 1997. 2000 reopened as "The Athenaeum Centre for the Community".
Links: www.theath.org.uk, Theatres Trust, CinemaTreasures, Wikipedia
Front Text: "Warminster Palace (The Athenaeum), Wiltshire", signed: "N. Charlesworth"|
Publisher: The Badger Press, Westbury; Vaudeville Postcards
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