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Previously operated by: Paramount Picture Theatres Ltd.
Styles: Art Deco
The Coliseum Cinema opened on 20th July 1931 with Greta Garbo in "Romance". Seating was provided for 630 in stalls and circle levels. It was operated by Captain E. Pritchard. By 1947 it was operated by Paramount Picture Theatres Ltd.
The game of bingo was introduced one night a week in the 1970’s. The Coliseum Cinema was closed in September 1983 with "Friday the 13th - Part III". There was a large protest at the closure and the local townspeople rallied together and launched their own company to run the cinema.
It re-opened on 6th July 1984 with Kevin Bacon in "Footloose". The original 1931 projectors were replaced in 1994, when Barclay’s Bank donated some ‘nearly-new’ projectors that had been in their training cinema in London. The Coliseum Cinema was staffed by volunteers.
It was closed in late-January 2011, but there were hopes it could soon re-open. It was not to be, as demolition was completed in February 2016.
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