Avenue Cinema

London Road,
Brandon, IP27 0HY

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Avenue Cinema

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The Avenue Cinema opened in 1934 and it took only 10 weeks to build. It had a 30 feet wide proscenium and a 12 feet deep stage, with two dressing rooms. It was independently operated by Ben Culey, who sold it to Breckland Cinemas Ltd. in 1965. By then the proscenium had been widened to 34 feet to allow for Cinemascope presentations.

The Avenue Cinema was operating in 1966, but had gone from listing by 1980, and was in use as an independent bingo club. Last known as Winners Bingo Club, it seems to have closed in around 2007, due to the new law banning smoking in public places. In 2009, the building stands boarded-up and unused.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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KenRoe
KenRoe on February 13, 2009 at 5:24 am

A recent photograph of the now closed Avenue Cinema:
http://flickr.com/photos/fray_bentos/3273821099/

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