Gaumont Sunderland

Fawcett Street,
Sunderland, SR1

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terry on March 26, 2016 at 1:08 pm

The original side elevation of the theatre is still standing with the offices behind. This would have been a very early example of ‘facading’.

terry on March 26, 2016 at 11:49 am

Auditorium photo uploaded.

CSWalczak on May 9, 2012 at 11:11 pm

An old picture of the Havelock Picture House can be seen here.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 9, 2012 at 8:26 pm

The December 29, 1915, issue of Building News and Engineering Journal had the following item:

“A new theatre and cafes, shops and suites of offices have been erected on the Havelock House site, Sunderland, for the Provincial Cinematograph Theatres, Limited. The architects were Messrs. Percy L. Browne and Glover, Newcastle, and the contractors Messrs. McLoughlin and Harvey, of Belfast”
Percy L. Browne and Glover were also architects for the 1923 rebuilding of the Empire Theatre at Whitley Bay.

wmr on September 22, 2011 at 9:30 am

Having not been on this site for some time, and on looking up the Odeon Sunderland, I would point out that your photograph of the ite of the Gaumont (Havelock) is the wrong photo. This site is in High Street West, of the “Picture House”. An Independant cinema which closed in 1966. The Gaumont (Havelock) is in Fawcet Street, yes..on “Mackies Corner” but you have the wrong site. I am sure you would rather me point this out so this could possibly be corrected.

Bill Mather

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on October 25, 2010 at 3:17 pm

A vintage photograph of the Havelock Picture House in 1918: