Empire Cinema

21 West Street,
Swadlincote, DE11 9DG

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Empire Cinema

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Located in Swadlincote, Derbyshire. The Empire Picture Palace was opened on 26th December 1912 with 500 seats, all on a single level. It presented Pictures & Varietie’s. It was demolished in the 1930’s to build the New Empire Cinema.

It operated as the New Empire Cinema into the 1940’s. In the 1953 ‘Kine Year Book’ this is listed as the Empire Cinema, with 716 seats.

The Empire Cinema was closed in the early-1960’s. It became ‘The Paramount’ pub, which opened in 2007. By 2017 it is the Empire bar & restaurant.

Contributed by David Simpson
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