Gaumont Anfield

133 Oakfield Road, Anfield,
Liverpool, L4 0UF

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Gaumont Anfield

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Located in the Anfield district of Liverpool at the corner of Oakfield Road and St. Domingo Vale. It was formerly the site of the King’s Hall, which had 1,000 seats and operated as a cinema from 1912 to July 1930, when it was closed and demolished.

The Gaumont Palace was built for and operated by the Gaumont British Theatres/General Theatre Corporation and opened on 21st December 1931 with Ronald Colman in "The Devil to Pay" and Wheeler & Woolsey in "Oh! Oh! Cleopatra". Seating was provided for 1,100 in the stalls and 500 in the circle. The proscenium was 40 feet wide, and there was a stage and dressing rooms.

Re-named Gaumont in 1937, it became part of the Rank Organisation and they closed the Gaumont on 26th November 1960 with Burt Lancaster in "The Unforgiven" and "Delta 8-3".

It became and Appleton’s store, forllowed by a D.I.Y. hardware store. In 1998 it was converted into a religous gospel music & arts centre known as the Liverpool Lighthouse, which has a seating capacity of 430.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on December 12, 2010 at 6:36 pm

The former Gaumont Palace photographed in September 2010:
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A street scene of Oakfield Road in January 2009:
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CSWalczak
CSWalczak on December 12, 2010 at 7:06 pm

If you click on the official website link (above) and then on the Venue panel, you can see pictures of what the auditorium (now called King’s Hall) looks like; there is also a History link on that Venue page that has some historical photos.

John Love
John Love on February 8, 2012 at 12:12 pm

I was Assistant then Manager at this theatre in 1956/7 I was invited by the Now Liverpool Lighthouse for a visit in 2005.I took a series of photos and have put a film up on Utube, if you search GAUMONT ANFIELD you can play it. I will always remember my time there

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