31 Market Square,
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Located in the small Oxfordshire town of Witney. The Cinematograph Theatre was opened on 11th January 1913 with a selection of films which included “The Cuttle Fish”. Seating was provided for 450. The cinema soon became known as the Electric Palace. By 1934 it was known as the People’s Palace.
A new larger cinema was built around the People’s Palace, which opened as the Palace Cinema in December 1933, and had seating in stalls and circle levels. The Palace Cinema was closed on 26th January 1985.
The building was divided into several spaces which housed a gym and a nightclub. It was purchased by the J.D. Wetherspoon chain of pubs in late-2011, and the original space was restored, re-opening as a pub named ‘The Company of Weavers’ on 21st February 2012.
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