Queen's Cinema

Broad Street,
Nelson, BB9

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Located in Nelson, Lancashire. The Queen’s Picture Theatre was opened prior to 1934, It has a 22 feet wide proscenium, and boasted a cafe attached.

By 1954, it had been re-named Queen’s Cinema. It was closed in May 1960, the final films were Michael Callan in “The Flying Fontains” and Ken Clark in “12 to the Moon” and has since been demolished.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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HJHill on October 19, 2014 at 3:22 pm

The Queens had a discrete, classical fa├žade with a semi-domed entrance canopy on four columns. It opened on Saturday 13 December 1913 with a 2000ft film called ‘Caste’.

The first ‘sound’ show was 14 July 1930: Mon to Wed ‘The Deserrt Song’; Thurs to Sat ‘The Singing Fool’.

The cinema closed for two weeks, from 9 June 1934 for redecorating, reseating and installing “the latest appliances”.

In July 1956, alterations to the projection room involved a one week closure. It reopened with a 1950 Audie Murphy film and a 1955 film with no-one of note; neither in CinemaScope.

The final show was Saturday 28 May 1960. Demolition came in 1969.

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