Hollywood Cinema

Market Place,
Dereham, NR19 2AW

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Hollywood Cinema

The Corn Exhange was built in 1857 and has a frontage with Corinthian columns. It has operated as a cinema from the 1930’s and was re-named Exchange Theatre by 1947 when the seating capacity was given as 700.

In 1961, the building was sub-divided with the stalls area becoming a dance hall and the circle remaining as a cinema.

Today it operates as a 3-screen cinema, operated by the independent Hollywood Cinemas chain.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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popcorn_pete
popcorn_pete on July 19, 2018 at 2:37 pm

Originally a single-floor affair but a balcony was added probably during the 1930s. Colin Aldis leased it from 1965 to 1992 using his initials in the name CBA Cinema. It operated as a bingo-hall between 1973 and 1976 when Aldis took over the Memorial Hall to screen films. Trevor Wicks took over in 1992 and it became the Hollywood Cinema.

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