Oxford Cinema

Idle Road,
Bradford, BD2

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Oxford Cinema

Located in the Undercliffe district of Bradford. Built as the Oxford Hall, it was converted into the Oxford Picture Palace and opened on 9th April 1914. It had an attractive facade, and inside the auditorium, all seating was on a single floor.

In 1955, the Oxford Cinema was closed for a short period of time for restoration and modernisation, to the plans of Modernisation Ltd. It now had new seats, and a wide screen. From January 1963, bingo was played on three days a week.

The Oxford Cinema was closed on 8th January 1966 with “The Three Stooges Go West” and “Hello, London!”. It re-opened on 27th January 1966 as a Top Flight Bingo Club. This has since closed and the building has been demolished.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Mike_Blakemore on March 19, 2012 at 6:33 am

The Modernisation colours for this Theatre was the same as ours Capitol Birmingham. Same wall paper effet at the side of stage (See Capitol picture of Pre-Tripling) This was a Blue Diamond pattern. Ceiling main colour, lower wall,Below stage and outer pross was Royal Purple.. The light colours was Dove Grey. High lighted by Gold. The new seats with a back on was from William Turner of Birmingham. Stage Tabs where gold.. Will be putting on the Modernisation scheme picture for Capitol Birmingham to give a better idea…

CSWalczak on June 21, 2012 at 5:50 pm

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