Swell Cinema

Chapel Street, Robin Hoods Bay,
Whitby, YO22 4SQ

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The building was originally a Wesleyan Chapel, built in 1779. John Wesley preached here in 28th June 1779. It was closed a chapel in 1936.

Since then the building has had several uses, a fisherman’s store, an artists studio in the 1950’s, an exhibition centre from 1987 and a second-hand bookshop and vegetarian cafe until 2006.

In 2007, the lower floor became a gift shop and cafe and the former gallery upstairs was converted into the Swell Cinema.

Contributed by Ken Roe
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