Star Cinema

5 Glenthorpe Crescent,
Leeds, LS9 7QP

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Leeds Burmantofts Star 2004

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Opened on 21st February, 1938 with Ronald Colman in “Lost Horizon”. It was built for and was operated by Goldstone Cinemas Ltd. and designed by James Brodie of nearby Pudsey. The Star Cinema was a replacement for the smaller Victoria Cinema. It seated 870 in the stalls and 416 in the single balcony.

It is a striking freestanding building utilising horizontal banding in a streamlined Art Deco-ish facade.

It lasted for several decades before closing on 4th November 1961 with “Secret Ways” and “Posse From Hell”. It was converted into a bingo club.

It has since been altered as a gym with a false ceiling at circle level and the steppings in the circle built up to form a martial arts centre.

Contributed by Ian Grundy

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Ian on July 26, 2008 at 12:44 pm

Two further images here, taken in July 2008.

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