311 Holdenhurst Road,
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The Coronation Picture Palace opened in 1911. This was a very small cinema that I only visited one time. It had stalls and a small balcony. It was equipped with a small straight organ in 1923.
It was re-named Roxy Cinema in 1938 when it was operated by Harry P.E. Mears. It was closed by German bomb damage in 1943, and remained closed until March/April 1950. Situated at the end of Holdenhurst Road near Boscombe there was little opportunity for passing trade. It was in Bournemouth cinema terms a bit of an oddity. The sightlines were good and despite the single visit I recall it as a lovely example of a small cinema. Sadly, I am unable to trace any pictures of the cinemas of my childhood in this wonderful town.
In 1963 it was converted into a bingo club which has since closed.
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