Vernon Picture House

320 Vernon Road,
Basford,
Nottingham, NG6 0AR

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The Vernon Basford Nottingham in July 2004

Viewing: Photo | Street View

Opened on 19th January 1917, the Vernon Picture House took its name from the street it is situated upon. It lies in the Nottingham suburb of Upper Basford at the corner of Vernon Road and Southwark Street. It had a 17 feet wide proscenium and in 1930 was equipped with a Western Electric(WE) sound system. By 1948 it had been taken over by Levin’s Invincible Cinema Circuit. It appears to have had an uneventful life until closure on 27th August 1961 when the final films were “The Monolith Monsters” and “Abbott & Costello Meet the Mummy”. From 2nd September 1961 it was re-opened as a bingo club, which closed in 1990.

It is now an industrial unit operated by Flashing Services Ltd.

Contributed by Ian Grundy

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Ian on August 23, 2015 at 1:06 am

Contrary to the above information the cinema is surprisingly intact inside. The stalls floor has been levelled but the Edwardian plasterwork is in good contion, I think the original square proscenium arch survives, as does the small balcony.

Photos from August 2015 (with thanks to Flashing Services Ltd for access)

SIDE EXTERIOR

AUDITORIUM FROM REAR

PLASTERWORK

BALCONY FRONT

BALCONY VIEW

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