Fairworld Film Centre

Raby Road,
Hartlepool, TS24

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auditorium in 1937

Located in West Hartlepool, Cleveland. Opened by Asociated British Cinemas(ABC) as the Forum Cinema on 27th February 1937. Seating was provided for 1,160 in the stalls and 772 in the circle.

It was re-named ABC in 1963, later becoming part of the EMI Group. It was taken over by an independent operator in February 1976 and was renamed Fairworld Film Centre. It was closed on 1st May 1983 and the building became derelict, being demolished in 1997.

Contributed by Oly Sproxton

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jbn6773 on December 8, 2011 at 12:02 pm

Demolished in 1997, Morrisons Supermarket car park now occupies the site

terry on January 19, 2014 at 10:23 am

Whichever theatre this happens to be it is certainly not the ABC FORUM/FAIRWORLD………

JRG on October 26, 2014 at 3:42 pm

Rest assured the photographs listed are of the FORUM Hartlepool. I managed the cinema for the Fair World group from 1976. I suspect that the photographs listed were taken during the late 1930s Very few changes were made to the cinema over the years.

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