Alhambra Cinema

St. John Street,
Keswick, CA12 5AG

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KitGreen on September 18, 2011 at 11:57 am

I saw a film here in the early 70s (cannot remember what) and was surprised both by the auditorium gas lights and the oversize seats at the end of rows (known as courting seats?) or am I thinking of somewhere else?

NThomson on September 25, 2010 at 2:00 pm

I can remember seeing a film around 1973/4 with my family..
at the Alhambra and to my astonishment had gas lighting !!!!

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on February 5, 2009 at 4:28 am

Ampex175; The Lonsdale Alhambra Cinema, Penrith has its own page on Cinema Treasures: /theaters/23497/

Ampex175 on February 4, 2009 at 6:35 pm

There’s an amazing Cinema of the same name at Penrith, Cumbria. It’s a very friendly and welcoming venue which I highly recommend.

They still run Fedi XT (70/35mm) projector in their biggest screen.

Ian on February 29, 2008 at 8:25 am

A 1978 view here:–

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Ian on February 3, 2008 at 12:02 pm

Three more images (including interiors) here, from 1997:–

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Ian on August 19, 2007 at 7:47 am

An old image from 1973 here:

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ajtowers on November 21, 2006 at 10:13 pm

The cinema is now operated by R. J. Towers & Partners on a ten-year lease.

It has been refurbished with new seating and Dolby Digital sound.

New photos from 2006 can be seen on

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on May 28, 2005 at 4:57 pm

The original seating capacity of the Alhambra Cinema was 600.