8 Greenhill Street,
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Replacing an earlier Picture House (which has its own page on Cinema Treasures). Clifton Cinemas employed architects Roland Satchwell and Ernest Roberts to design a modern Art Deco style cinema, which opened as the Picture House on 26th March 1934 with Madeleine Carroll & Conrad Veidt in “I Was A Spy”. It had a modern brick facade that incorporated new luxury foyer space and projection facilities.
The Picture House had 1,064 seats in stalls and circle levels, a 35 feet wide proscenium and the fully equipped stage was 30 feet deep. There were ten dressing rooms. CinemaScope was fitted in 1956, and the seating capacity was reduced to 954. The Picture House was closed on 1st June 1983 with Jon Voight in “Table For Five”. It was immediately demolished and a Safeway Supermarket was built on the site. In 2009, a Chicago Rock Cafe operates from the site.
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