Grand Cinema

280 Desborough Road,
High Wycombe, HP11

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Grand Cinema, High Wycombe.

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Located about a mile from High Wycombe town centre. The Grand Cinema was opened on 28th April 1913 with “Zigomar”. It was designed by T. Thurlow, and had an attractively decorated facade. There was a small stage and some dressing rooms for variety acts.

It was closed for several months in 1953, and re-opened under new operators. It closed forever on 8th September 1962 with Kenneth More in “Some People” and Ray Barrett in “Time to Remember”. Part of the building was demolished and the remainder was used as a tailors. It then became a furniture showroom for James Blundell, who seemed to have a knack of converting closed cinemas for their own use. It then became an electrical store, and the facade was re-modeled.

Contributed by tonyk, Ken Roe

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tonyk
tonyk on January 9, 2012 at 3:09 pm

The Google Map reference is wrong, but I have been unable to correct it. I have uploaded a screenshot of the correct Google street view.

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