Palladium Cinema

High Street,
Midsomer Norton, BA3

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A small town cinema housed in a building that was rumoured to have once been a brewery. It opened in 1913 as the Empire Cinema. It consisted of a very narrow hall with a single story foyer, plus a street facing box office, tacked on to the front. The building was set back from the street slightly, and inside the auditorium, seating was on a single floor.

It was re-named Palladium Cinema in around 1930, when sound was installed. It became part of the W. Truman Dicken Cinemas circuit, and was last operated as an independent. The Palladium Cinema closed on 30th January 1993 with “Cinema Paradiso”. Since then, the building has been closed and unused, although in January 2007, plans were proposed to convert the building into a nightclub and a licence had been granted.

Contributed by Editha Pearce

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CSWalczak
CSWalczak on October 31, 2012 at 5:54 am

A picture of the closed Palladium Cinema can be seen [here])http://www.flickr.com/photos/richwall100/4466922079/).

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