Empire Theatre

Lynn Street,
West Hartlepool, TS24

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JohnGn
JohnGn on June 21, 2013 at 8:13 pm

I think that the date for conversion by Essoldo to a cinema was 1957, not 1956. The Empire appears to have operated as a full-time cinema for much of the thirties, with occasional weeks of variety. Films ceased, and it reverted to full-time variety from 5th September 1938.

madmarilyn
madmarilyn on May 26, 2012 at 2:46 am

Hi Britannia,

My mother also worked there – must have been around the same time. Sadly my mother is deceased but I wonder if your mother remembers her – her name was Eva Lorraine ELENER. She often talked about Max Bygraves. Would be nice to hear from you.

Britannia
Britannia on August 30, 2011 at 8:15 am

Is it possible to print off the above information underneath the photo, or is there a restriction?

Britannia
Britannia on August 30, 2011 at 8:13 am

My mother worked there in the late forties and early fifties. She has a mine of information about the workings of the theatre—management, hiring of stars etc.Plus many amusing anecdotes to tell.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on August 10, 2009 at 6:53 pm

Memorabilia, details and a description of the Empire Theatre here:
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