Scala Cinema

13 Galgate,
Barnard Castle, DL12 8EQ

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Scala Cinema

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The Scala Cinema opened in around 1914. By 1937 it was operated by the independent M.B.C. Cinemas and booked from the Hippodrome, Workington. It had a 25feet wide proscenium opening and there was a cafe attached.

M.B.C. Cinemas were still operating the Scala in 1966. It had gone from listings by 1980.

The building became an auction room for property sales, currently in 2007 operated by Addisons Chartered Surveyors.

The Scala is a Grade II Listed building.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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terry on June 1, 2016 at 2:16 pm

Does the auditorium actually survive? I read some years ago that the Scala had been demolished; obviously the Front of House is extant as an Estate Agents.

I remember this cinema closing in the Summer of 1971 with a week of Disney classics including ‘Swiss Family Robinson’ and ‘In Search of the Castaways’. The reviewer in the ‘Northern Echo’ at the time commented: “The old Scala bows out with a week of Disney movies – what a pity that the children who go to see these won’t have a cinema any more”……

Herewith link to adverts for the Scala and sister cinemas, the Victoria Hall and the Wycliffe :–

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