Picture House

117 Queen Street,
Morley, LS27 8HE

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Picture House

Located in Morley, West Yorkshire. The Picture House opened on 27th February 1914.On 15th October 1926 a 2 Manual ‘straight organ made by Fitton & Haley of Stanningley was installed. It was opened by organist Harry Packard. On 19th May 1930 it was equipped with a British Thomson Houston(BTH) sound system and “Janet Gaynor in "Sunny Side Up” was the first talking to be shown. It closed in 1962 and was converted into a FineFare supermarket. In the 1990’s it became a car showroom for Motor World. It then became a charity shop for Arthritis Research UK and a Blockbuster Video store.

In 2014 it was purchased by the J.D. Wetherspoon chain of pubs and re-opened as the ‘The Picture House’ on 1st December 2014. The original front of the building has been removed.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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jennyorganist
jennyorganist on August 8, 2009 at 5:25 am

The Morley picture house is now occupied the the charity Arthritis Research Campaign and houses their furniture shop.

jennyorganist
jennyorganist on September 5, 2009 at 7:08 am

I finally found an excellent photograph
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