Gaumont Whitley Bay

37 Esplanade,
Whitley Bay, NE26 2AL

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Ian
Ian on March 16, 2013 at 1:48 am

Another view of the former Empire here (c1994)

GAUMONT

JohnGn
JohnGn on February 19, 2013 at 11:20 pm

I would query the statement that it was taken over by an independent. Looking through the local newspaper from that time, I can find no evidence that it saw any further use as a cinema after Rank closed it. Latterly, it showed the National release, but subsequently, National releases were spread among the other three cinemas in the town. As a child, I recall seeing the Hammer version of “The Hound of the Baskervilles” at this cinema.

Ian
Ian on May 11, 2012 at 11:39 am

The former Gaumont was demolished several years ago, and in June 2009 the site was still vacant.

WHITLEY BAY EMPIRE