Central Cinema

Market Place,
Fakenham, NR21 9BP

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Central Cinema

Viewing: Photo | Street View

Originally built in 1855 as the Corn Hall, the building also served as a magistrates court and a library. It was converted into a 700 seat cinema, opening in 1930 as the Cinema.

By 1937 it had been re-named Central Cinema and was operated by Eastern Cinemas from 1950 until closing in 1976. It became a bingo club until the mid-to-late-1990’s.

After laying empty and unused for a couple of years, it was re-opened on 13th July 2000 as the Hollywood Cinema. Initially, two screens were provided with seating for 220 and 60. In January 2003 a third screen was added, seating 80 in what had previously been the former circle.

It was taken over by Stevens Cinemas in 2009, and reverted back to its original name of Central Cinema.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Stevenscinemas
Stevenscinemas on May 4, 2009 at 2:57 am

The Cinema was taken over by Stevens Cinemas Limited in January 2009 and was returned to its former name of Central Cinema….

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on May 25, 2009 at 10:58 pm

The Hollywood Cinema, photographed in April 2001:
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A different view in August 2008:
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Close-up in June 2008:
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