Century Cinema

New Street,
Oswestry, SY11 1PY

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Century Cinema

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Originally opened as the King’s Theatre in 1914, just prior to the start of World War I. It had a 27 feet wide proscenium and the original seating capacity was for 700.

Alterations were carried out in 1933 to the plans of architectural firm Bradley & Clarke, and it re-opened on 17th April 1933. The Granada Theatres chain gained an interest in the building in November 1943, but didn’t take full control until 6th February 1955.

The King’s Theatre was re-named Century Cinema on 26th December 1956 after it had been modernised. Part-time bingo began in December 1964, and the Century Cinema closed on 4th January 1966, to become a full time Granada Bingo Club.

It was closed in 1998, and the building was converted into a Wilkinson hardware store in 1999.

Contributed by Ken Roe
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