Silver Cinema

Foregate Street,
Worcester, WR1 1DX

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Previously operated by: Odeon Theatres Ltd.

Styles: Neo-Classical

Previous Names: Empire Music Hall, Empire Theatre

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Silver Cinema

The Empire Music Hall was opened in 1835, and later operated as the Empire Theatre until 1912, when it became the Empire Picture Palace. Alterations were carried out in 1914 and it re-opened as the Silver Cinema.

In January 1929 it was taken over by Oscar Deutsch & associates. It became part of Oscar Deutsch’s Odeon Theatres Ltd. chain on 17th July 1935. The Silver Cinema was closed in March 1939 and was immediately demolished, to build a new Odeon Theatre on the site. (It has its own page on Cinema Treasures)

Although building work was almost completed as World War II commenced in September 1939, the Odeon didn’t open until 2nd January 1950.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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CSWalczak on July 28, 2012 at 9:33 am

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