Gaumont Sheffield

Barker's Pool,
Sheffield, S1 2HF

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   Boltmaker                          John from Keighley
Boltmaker John from Keighley on February 22, 2016 at 6:47 am

I was the House Manager at the Gaumont Sheffield in the mid 60’s under General Manager Harry Murray, a very strict man to say the least. Ha d the privilege to meet many of the “stars” of that era during the one night live shows staged there.

Ian1943 on May 29, 2015 at 6:55 am

Hi Robbie, I have just seen your posting regarding Richard Isaac who was a friend of mine when we worked together in Leicester during the mid to late 1960’s. Perhaps you could email me . (Ian Drummond)

Robbie25646 on September 7, 2012 at 7:40 am

My greatest friend Richard Isaac was deputy general Manager here for many years during the 1970’s then moved over to the new Odeon till he died in 2002

mike2001 on March 28, 2009 at 8:16 am

i well remember hello dolly being shown on the ,“cinerama,” screen , and very effective it was too

abcman on October 26, 2008 at 6:43 am

When the Gaumont was twinned,the larger Gaumont 2 in the former stalls area was also equipped to show 70mm films and re-runs of ‘Ben Hur’, ‘Lawrence Of Arabia’ and ‘Oliver’ were shown in the 70mm format in this auditorium.

abcman on October 14, 2008 at 1:32 pm

In 1967, saw two live shows on the Gaumont stage – Tom Jones with Kathy Kirby as support and Engelbert Humperdinck with the Rockin' Berries as support. One year later and all that beautiful interior was demolished along with the Gaumont’s large stage.

abcman on September 23, 2008 at 12:52 pm

Victor Borge was the last person to appear on the Gaumont stage in 1968 about a week before the theatre was torn apart (criminally!)
Other films shown in 70mm in Gaumont 1 on the Cinerama screen included re-runs of ‘Doctor Zhivago’, ‘Far From The Madding Crowd’, ‘Mayerling’, ‘Oliver’ and of course ‘The Sound Of Music’

Richard Roper (abcman)

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on December 20, 2005 at 10:36 am

A close up photograph of the entrance of the Gaumont in Summer 1949:
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A view of the entire facade in January 1957:
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As a twin Gaumont Cinema in Summer 1971:
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A colour nightime shot as a twin Gaumont Cinema and some more details, historic photographs and a photograph of what His Royal Highness Prince Charles called ‘The Monsterous Carbuncle’ which was built on the site:
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