Opera House

Water Street,
Buxton, SK17 6XN

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smoothie
smoothie on May 2, 2010 at 12:34 pm

rvb; the site I have accessed particularly for general Local History work is the Derbyshire ‘Picturethepast’ archives.

To get there in this instance, go to www.picturethepast.org.uk/frontend.php First searchbox type ‘cinema’.
Without exiting choose ‘Buxton’ from the next search which is a drop-down list. Then ‘search’ at the same page bottom. Plese get back if you need help navigating. Plenty of extra photos of The Opera House too!

robboehm
robboehm on April 25, 2010 at 12:08 pm

I truts, then, that you will do the honors of adding this to the site.

smoothie
smoothie on April 25, 2010 at 10:52 am

Addendum to the above. Refernce to “The Picture House”, Spring Gardens. Date(s) to be fully confirmed, but at least in the 1930’s.

smoothie
smoothie on April 25, 2010 at 10:46 am

I’m thinking that if it was a cinema/theatre then the identity will be the Hippodrome, to the rear of the Opera House, for a brief period in the 1930’s, and part of the Pavilion music rooms. The proper address would be St.John’s Road.

robboehm
robboehm on May 6, 2009 at 4:08 pm

Also, in retrospect I seem to recall another theatre in Buxton. I may be wrong. If I have a chance I’ll look at old photos to see if another one appears.

robboehm
robboehm on May 5, 2009 at 8:38 pm

I thought it rather odd quite a few years ago when I was in Buxton that the Opera House was playing Orca the Killer Whale. Quite a come down.

Ian
Ian on June 17, 2008 at 8:05 am

A more recent set of photos (June 2008) here:–

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Ian
Ian on August 21, 2007 at 9:05 am

Another couple of photos of the Opera House here

Exterior:-
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Interior:-
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