Palace Cinema

Harbour Street,
Broadstairs, CT10 1EU

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Palace Cinema

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Originaly the building was the York Gate Hall, a museum of armour that was built in 1911.

It was used as a puppet theatre for many years and was converted into a 16mm cartoon cinema in 1965. Later 35mm equipment was installed.

There is a small street level foyer which gives access to a tiny 29 seat balcony. Seating in the stalls below is reach by a staircase and there are 126 seats in that level.

The cinema was re-furbished in February 1988 and again by current owner Brian Stout in January 1997 with a seating capacity reduced to 111. The Thanet Film Society hold regular meetings in the Windsor Cinema when programmes of independent and art house films are screened.

It is a Grade II Listed building.

Contributed by KenRoe

Recent comments (view all 3 comments)

Ian on January 27, 2006 at 4:07 am

Photo of extreior dating from late 1980’s here:

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Ian on January 19, 2007 at 1:42 am

The Windsor has been renamed the Palace Cinema and continues to screen films. There are plans to install an organ.

pinny on February 10, 2010 at 3:26 am

The Organ has now been installed at the Palace Cinema and can be seen being played by Colin Jay here

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