Heritage Status given to National Cinema

posted by Ian on February 7, 2007 at 4:05 pm

HULL, ENGLAND — The former National Picture Theatre in Hull has just been listed as a building of special historic importance by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport. The theatre has remained as a ruin since it was bombed in March 1941, destroying all but the facade of the 1914 bult cinema on Beverley Road. Ironically, the film being shown on that night was Charlin Chaplin in The Great Dictator.

It is hoped that the ruin will now be conserved and the former site of the auditorium opened up as a public space, it has been boarded up and unused since 1941.

For more, go to the BBC News.

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HullJen
HullJen on January 11, 2008 at 6:54 pm

Hello, I am Student at Bristol University, but I am from Hull. For a Heritage project I have chosen the National Picture Theatre. If you have any information about plans for the building or anything Please contact me on .uk
Thank you
jennie

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