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When the Picture House opened on 28th September 1914 it was described as ‘sumptuous inside’ and it soon became the premier cinema of the town. It was designed by architect E.H. Walker.
It was taken over by Associated British Cinemas(ABC) from June 1929 and it became the first cinema in Doncaster to show ‘talkies’ when Al Jolson starred in “The Singing Fool” from 5th August 1929.
ABC continued to operate it until it closed on 28th October 1967. A new developement had been built in Cleveland Street which contained a new 1,277 seat cinema that opened as the ABC, replacing the Picture House. The Picture House was converted into a bingo club from December 1967.
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