Pavilion Cinema

South Queen Street,
Morley, LS27 9EW

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Pavilion Cinema

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Located in Morley to the south of Leeds, Yorkshire. The New Pavilion Cinema opened on 25th November 1911. Seating was arranged in stalls and circle levels. A stage and 4 dressing rooms were included in the building and for many years its programme included films and variety shows.

By the early-1960’s it had dropped the ‘New’ from its name and became the Pavilion Cinema. Closed in 26th July 1968, the building was converted into a bingo club. In more recent years it was converted into a nightclub known as Orbit which was Internationaly known as a venue for techno music. This closed in the late-1990’s and most recently the building was in use as an Italian restaurant, known as Puccino’s which closed around 2005.

Contributed by Ian Grundy

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edgey2001
edgey2001 on November 22, 2004 at 8:28 am

The nightclub opened in 1989 as the ‘After Dark’ and closed in 2003 as the ‘Orbit’ . It has now been converted into an Italian restaurant.

edgey2001
edgey2001 on August 1, 2007 at 7:51 am

The restaurant didn’t last long, it closed in July 2005 and has been left as it was the day it shut.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on August 8, 2009 at 6:12 am

Some photographs and details here:
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Ian
Ian on July 24, 2015 at 7:09 am

More details from a newspaper article:– It was designed by Messrs Howarth & Howarth of Cleckheaton and was opened on 25th November 1911. In March 1913 a fire destroyed the stage which was rebuilt and the New Pavilion reopened on 16th June 1913. From 1929-31 it reverted to being a live theatre having been primarily a cinema since 1916. Films returned 1931 with the installation of sound, but the stage was still used on a regular basis up until closure on 27th July 1968. It reopened the same year as a bingo hall which lasted 20 years. It has now been derelict for a decade and is clearly in a deteriorating state as the following pictures (July 2015) show:–

NEW PAVILION

NEW PAVILION

NEW PAVILION

NEW PAVILION

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