Seaside Lane and Oswald Terrace,
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The only surviving cinema building in Easington Colliery is the former Rialto Theatre – both the Empire and the Hippodrome have been demolished.
The Rialto had seating for 1,250 split between stalls and balcony, a shallow stage (25 feet deep), a proscenium width of 30 feet, and a very high fly tower. There were 10 dressing rooms situated under the stage.
It is now a carpet warehouse with a false ceiling obscuring whatever remains of the balcony and top of the pros arch. There is a substantial amount of damaged plasterwork on the lower levels of the walls and stage, which indicate it was once a rather impressive auditorium. The entrance seems to have been on a side road, Oswald Terrace, the long flank to the main Seaside Lane is now covered with metal sheeting.
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