Crescent Cinema

Dewsbury Road,
Beeston Hill,
Leeds, LS11

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Crescent Bingo

Designed by C.C. Chadwick and William Watson of Leeds for proprietors John Claughton and Lionel Harpham, the New Crescent Super Cinema opened on August 1, 1921 with the silent British movie "Build Thy House". There was an organ and a ‘first class orchestra’.

The architects made the most of a steeply sloping site and a small variety stage was included.

The cinema closed July 13, 1968 and was converted for bingo casino usage.

This closed and the building was empty and for sale in February 2002. It is now a health club

Contributed by Ian Grundy

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tinklesqueek on September 23, 2005 at 5:02 am

hi there
just to inform people that the crescent cinema is now a home deco shop( chiltern mills) and all interior is gutted, the bingo side of things still remains but i hate to see (as many other people may) all of these amasing buildings and cinemas just fall into the gutters, like york also

Ian on December 25, 2007 at 8:43 am

A photo whilst a bingo hall here:–

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TLSLOEWS on May 6, 2010 at 11:40 am

At least it has not been torn down.

CSWalczak on October 20, 2012 at 11:44 pm

1920’s era photos can be seen here and here.

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