Picture House

8 Greenhill Street,
Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6LF

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Picture House

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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 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.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Mike_Blakemore
Mike_Blakemore on September 21, 2012 at 9:34 am

I have pictures of this Theatre and will load them as soon as I found where my Late mother had put them for safty….

Mike_Blakemore
Mike_Blakemore on September 21, 2012 at 9:38 am

The company owning it was “The Stratford Picture House Coompany Ltd.,” On the Break up of the Clifton Group in the early 1960’s.. The S.P.H.CO with the BT Davis Circuit formed Theatre Administration Ltd., as a Film Booking and Group buying group.

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