Princess Picture House

3 Northumberland Street,
Huddersfield, HD1 1DT

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HJHill
HJHill on September 30, 2012 at 11:35 pm

The high, coffered ceiling gave the place cavernous acoustics and the warm ambience of a mausoleum. Projection was from the rear of the stalls. In the balcony one felt cut-off from the rest of the auditorium, as little of the stalls was visible from up there. Noises of people moving about reverberated around the space under that ceiling.

At the end of the 1960s the Tudor-bethan, panelled foyer still boasted a small, pre-war, sign proudly proclaiming that the sound system was by Westrex!

curlew
curlew on January 13, 2009 at 2:40 pm

Upon completion of the restoration Casino Red went into administration after spending 1000’s on the place it traded for only four weeks- be interested to see whats happening now

curlew
curlew on January 13, 2009 at 2:39 pm

Upon completion of the restoration Casino Red went into administration after spending 1000’s on the place it traded for only four weeks- be interested to see whats happening now

curlew
curlew on January 13, 2009 at 2:37 pm

Upon completion of the restoration Casino Red went into administration after spending 1000’s on the place it traded for only four weeks- be interested to see whats happening now

Ian
Ian on September 14, 2007 at 11:31 pm

Another (September 2007) photo here:–

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jasper
jasper on September 14, 2007 at 4:15 pm

Take a look at the visuals at www.casinored.com In July 2007 this company were given a license to convert the building into a casino. They have said that they will restore and retain the buildings origional features. If they are as good as their word, this must be better than the building standing empty and decaying

jasper
jasper on May 11, 2007 at 3:12 pm

The Rumboat Carribar is situated in the basement- which is where the restaurant and Dance Hall were situated

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on May 10, 2007 at 3:33 pm

Part of the building is listed as currently being the Rumboat Carribar.

jasper
jasper on May 10, 2007 at 3:12 pm

I believe this cinema opened in 1926 after conversion from a wool wharehouse. Many Huddersfield people will agree that it was indeed a very pretty cinema, the basement restaurant remained popular with the residents of the town for many years after the cinema closed.In the 1960’s and 1970,s both restaurant and cinema were a combined conern, and it was possible to have ‘high tea’ downstairs before the start of the films upstairs. The foyers were designed in 1920’s style ‘tudor /medieval’ obviously fake but well done. The auditorium was rather like the interior of a small edwardian theatre, with ‘fake’ side boxes. I dont know if it was ever used for live theatre- b ut due to its substantial stage, the building was briefly considered for such when Huddersfield was without a theatre