Palladium Cinema

Claypath,
Durham, DH1

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Taken April 9th 2011

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The Palladium Cinema opened on 18th March 1929 with Alice Terry in “Garden of Allah”. Seating was provided in stalls and circle levels It was the first cinema in Durham licenced to operate on Sundays. On Sundays they were restricted to one evening performance and the programme had to be approved by both the Chief Constable and the Bishop of Durham.

The Palladium Cinema was damaged by a fire on 16th January 1934. It was refurbished and re-opened on 5th March 1934 with Leslie Henson in “It’s A Boy”.

ThePalladium Cinema was refurbished in late-1967, re-opening with “The Bible-In the Beginning”. The cinema closed in 1976 and operated as a Bingo Hall until 1982 when it became a Church.

It has now stood empty since 2004.

Contributed by William Mewes

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on April 19, 2011 at 12:02 pm

The former Palladium Cinema, photographed in August 2008:
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William Mewes
William Mewes on April 19, 2011 at 12:16 pm

Here are three photos that I took on April 9th 2011

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William Mewes
William Mewes on July 25, 2011 at 4:32 am

Some recent interior photos can be found here on another forum.

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