Palace Theatre

Front Street,
Wingate, TS28

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Palace Theatre

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Located in Wingate, County Durham. The Palace Theatre was opened as a mixed use cinema/theatre on 29th November 1913. The proscenium was 24 feet wide and it had an 18 feet deep stage. There were two dressing rooms.

It was equipped with a Western Electric sound system around 1930. When CinemaScope was installed in the mid-1950’s, the proscenium was widened to 27 feet.

The Palace Theatre was closed on 18th December 1965. It was demolished in the early-1980’s.

Contributed by Ken Roe
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