Hyde Park Picture House

73 Brudenell Road, Headingley,
Leeds, LS6 1JD

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Hyde Park Picture House

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Continuously showing movies since it opened on 7th November 1914, the Hyde Park Picture House now concentrates on art-house films for the large student population in this suburb of Leeds.

It has a large gay and lesbian following which is central to the annual Leeds Film Festival.

The Hyde Park Picture House is a Grade II Listed building.

Contributed by Ian Grundy

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Ian on January 26, 2007 at 10:41 am

The official histories of this theatre state that it was converted from a 1908 hotel in 1914, which I find hard to believe. The structure in 2007 presents NO evidence that it was ever anything but a cinema. I would have expected to see blocked up windows and doors, but there is no trace of this in the external walls of the auditorium. If it was a hotel before, then it must have largely been demolished. Internally too, there is no evidence that this was ever anything but a purpose built cinema.

Ian on January 29, 2007 at 11:31 pm

and one of the Screen curtains and modernised (1960’s!) proscenium:–


Ken Roe
Ken Roe on April 21, 2007 at 5:17 pm

Here is the official website of the Hyde Park Picture House:-

monika on June 14, 2009 at 2:34 pm

The Hyde Park Picture House is located on the corner of Brudenell Road and Queens Road in Leeds, West Yorkshire. Here is a Google Maps link using the longitude/latitude of the location: View link

Playhousegoer on December 30, 2009 at 8:36 pm

Hyde Park also runs the Leeds International Film Festival http://www.leedsfilm.com/ “Night of the Dead” each year: View link

An all-nighter of pure horror film from around the world…

View link

Playhousegoer on June 10, 2010 at 5:02 pm

Lovely pics' Ian. We took a ride to Leeds one day last year and made a detour to see this classy lady and we were given a personal tour of the place and WOW!

We are looking forward to seeing a film at this picture house, again, great photo’s!!!

Playhousegoer on October 19, 2011 at 2:00 pm

Hyde Park Picture House play’s a big part in the Leeds International Film Festival (www.leedsfilm.com) in-which it host’s, too, the “Night Of The Dead”; a horror film marathon of film’s from around the world throughout the night.

BenSmith on September 27, 2016 at 12:47 pm

The original edwardian proscenium arch and some ornate plasterwork on the walls still exists in relatively good condition behind the current screen.

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