Essoldo Gateshead

353 High Street,
Gateshead, NE8 1ET

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terry on October 11, 2015 at 6:05 pm

I have uploaded a photo of the Essoldo (Empire) seen from a busy Gateshead High Street in the early 1960’s. The ABC Ritz tower can be seen in the distance. Both these cinemas were demolished in the late 1960’s to make way for a new flyover which, in the event, did not touch either site. The Odeon was just forward of the spot from where this photo was taken and the management there hoped that with the ABC and Essoldo out of the way business would increase there – well, it did not work out that way…….

CSWalczak on November 15, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Here is a picture of the theatre when it was the King’s Theater; one from sometime in 1949-50, a rear view, and a demolition photo.