Assembly Rooms

Mill Street,
Ludlow, SY8 1AZ

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Assembly Rooms

Opened in 1840 as the Assembly Rooms, in the early-1900’s the ballroom was converted into a cinema and was known as the Picture House. The stalls level of the cinema was located on the first floor of the building, with the circle on the second floor. Original seating capacity was for 630 and the proscenium was 24 feet wide. The street level entrance was originally located on Castle Square (today it is used as a visitors centre). By 1947 the Picture House was operated by the Craven Cinemas chain.

By the late-1970’s, the Picture House had closed, and in 1980 it was converted into a nightclub. After this closed the building was renovated and re-opened in May 1993 as the Assembly Rooms. It is now a successful arts centre and screens films several evenings a week.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on August 9, 2008 at 9:14 am

A July 2008 photograph of the Assembly Rooms:
http://flickr.com/photos/davidneal/2650747104/

popcorn_pete
popcorn_pete on October 9, 2018 at 10:30 am

Diary for June 2018 1 June: Duck Duck Goose (PG); I Kill Giants (12A); Isle of Dogs (PG) 4 June: I Kill Giants (12A); Wonderstruck (PG); Isle of Dogs (PG) 6 June: Ghost Stories (15); Wonderstruck (PG) 7 June: Wonderstruck (PG); Ghost Stories (15) 11 June: Even When I Fall (12A); Beast (15) 12 June: Summer Holiday (U) 13 June: Beast (15); Even When I Fall (12A) 14 June: Beast (15) 17 June: Funny Cow (15); The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society (12A) 18 June: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society (12A); Funny Cow (15) 19 June: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society (12A) 21 June: Funny Cow (15); The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society (12A) 22 June: The Lesiure Seeker (15); Sherlock Gnomes (U); Entebbe (12A) 25 June: The Leisure Seeker (15) 26 June: The Leisure Seeker (15) 27 June: The Leisure Seeker (15) 28 June: Entebbe (12A)

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