Lyric Cinema

Tynemouth Road,
Wallsend, NE28 0AA

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Lyric Cinema

Located on the main Tynemouth Road at the corner of Marske Road, between Wallsend & North Shields. The area where the cinema was located was originally known as Howdon-on-Tyne. The Lyric Cinema was part of the local chain Tyne Picture Houses Ltd., operated by James McHarg of Wallsend. It was opened in August 1939, but was closed at the outbreak of World War II in September 1939. Within weeks, it reopened again. The entrance was on Marske Road, with the length of the auditorium running parallel with Tynemouth Road.

It was closed in early-1960. Today it is in use as a Nisa Local supermarket on the ground floor, and the High Howdon Social Club is housed in the former circle area.

Contributed by Ken Roe
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