Empire Theatre

60-64 High Street West,
Glossop, SK13 8BH

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Empire Theatre

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Located in the small Derbyshire town of Glossop. The Empire Theatre was opened in April 1921 (possibly on the site of the Theatre Royal which opened in 1896 and closed in 1920). It had a stage and four dressing rooms, and presented variety shows and films. It was taken over by the Provincial Cinematograph Theatres(PCT) chain in 1926. They were taken over by the Gaumont British Theatres chain in February 1929.

The Empire Theatre was closed by the Rank Organisation on 27th July 1963. It was converted into a supermarket, but this has since closed and the building demolished. An Ethel Austin childrens clothing store now operates from the site.

Contributed by Ken Roe
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