Palladium Picture House

Saltwell Road,
Bensham,
Gateshead, NE8 4TP

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Palladium Picture House

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Located in the Bensham section of Gateshead city centre, on Saltwell Road at the corner of Macadam Road. The Palladium Picture House was opened at the end of September 1911. It was designed by Newcastle-upon-Tyne architects Simpson & Lawson. Seating was provided for 176 in the stalls, 195 in the pit (rear stalls) and 218 in the circle. There was a small stage and dressing rooms.

Variety acts were introduced to the programming in the early-1930’s. Talkies arrived here in 1931 when a British Thomas-Houston(BTH) sound system was installed.

The Palladium Picture House was closed at the end of May 1967. It was demolished in 1970. Today Pearts Motors operates from the site.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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CSWalczak
CSWalczak on May 4, 2012 at 12:31 am

Photos of the theatre while under construction: View link View link

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on May 4, 2012 at 10:30 am

CSWalczak; Those are demolition photos. Thanks for the links.

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