Futurist Cinema

551 Valley Road,
Basford,
Nottingham, NG5 1HX

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Futurist Cinema

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Located in the Basford district of Nottingham. The Futurist Cinema opened on 26th July, 1937 with Nat Gonella in “Sing as you Swing”. It had a car park which has a capacity for 200 cars. The Futurist Cinema was built for R.L. Kemp, and was taken over by Basford Cinemas Ltd. in 1940.

It was equipped with CinemaScope in 1955. In 1963 it was sold to United Industries, and they closed the Futurist Cinema in August 1966. They leased it out to an independent operator and was closed in March 1976. The auditorium was altered and it re-opened using the circle seating area only on 18th July 1976 It had a mixed programme of films, screening family films and (X) Certificate films. It closed on 13th August 1977 with Julie Andrews in “The Sound of Music”. Since closing the building was stripped out and has had a variety of uses mainly conversion into offices.

Contributed by tonyk, Ken Roe

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picapica
picapica on February 26, 2014 at 7:34 pm

There is confusion here.

The Futurist is, in deed, on Valley Road but has never been called the Metropole.

The Metropole was about two miles away, sited on Mansfield Road.

In fact most of the description here is of the Metropole which has been demolished. The Futurist still stands and is the home to a small collection of companies.

Mark

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on February 26, 2014 at 8:21 pm

Thanks Mark, I have corrected the introduction of the Futurist Cinema.

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