Orpheus Cinema

Northumbria Drive,
Bristol, BS9 4HN

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CSWalczak on October 31, 2012 at 3:18 am

An exterior picture of the original Orpheus can be seeen here and one of the current Orpheus can be seen here.

DanHarris1982 on June 5, 2011 at 9:12 am

The current Orpheus Cinema was refurbished during an ongoing program from late 2009 to late 2010. This included the complete renewal of all front-of-house areas and toilets. Multiplex style seating was installed in screens 2 and 3, and picture sizes were enlarged as far as the frames would allow. Care was taken to ensure some of the cinemas better “period” features survived. DTS Digital sound and CSS services were installed in screen 1. The cinema features digital projection with XpanD 3D in screen 3, with a full digital conversion due to take place in Septeber 2011. Current seating capacites are 90, 105 and 150.

james2003 on April 24, 2009 at 5:16 am

The original 1938 Orpheus art-deco cinema was designed by architect Alec French. The actual opening date for the site was 16 February 1938 with the Lord Mayor performing the opening ceremony. The first film was “Lost Horizon” starring Ronald Coleman.

james2003 on February 20, 2009 at 6:59 am

The Orpheus is now under the ownership of Scott Cinemas who own a number of cinemas in Devon such as the Central in Barnstaple and the Regent in Lyme Regis (Dorset).

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on June 4, 2008 at 7:10 pm

This website has the story of the two Orpheus Cinema’s which have stood on this site, plus photographs:
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A November 2006 photograph of the entrance to the Orpheus Cinema: