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The Hippodrome Theatre was opened in around 1911 for variety shows and film performances. The architect is unknown and it was considered to be a fairly plain building that originally had a seating capacity for 1,400. It was equipped with full stage facilities, the stage being 35 feet deep and the proscenium 30 feet wide. There were seven dressing rooms.
It was taken over by the General Theatre Corporation in March 1928 and in May 1928 was part of the Gaumont Theatres chain. It was leased out to Thompson’s Enterprises in June 1929.
The Hippodrome Theatre was closed around June 1962. It was converted into a bingo club. This use continued until 1993, when the building was put up ‘For Sale’. It then became empty and derelict and was fire damaged. It was demolished in 1994.
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