Spanish City Picture House

Whitley Bay, NE26

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JohnGn on July 30, 2018 at 11:59 am

On Monday 23rd July 2018, the Spanish City buildings, after being closed for a considerable period of time for refurbishment, were reopened. It has now been converted into a restaurant and bar complex. I have uploaded a couple of photos I have taken to show it as it is now, and where the cinema used to be.

reely42 on April 17, 2016 at 6:38 am

My mother mother Mary Smith worked at the Picture House as a usherette in the 50,s,I used come to the cinema same time,Festival of Britain 3D and Rock Around the Clock were a couple of films I remember.

AllanNZ on November 26, 2013 at 6:59 pm

I was a Trainee Projectionist at the Picture House in 1950, from memory the No 1 was called Tommy and we were equipped with Kalee 8 projectors, Brockliss Monarch arc lamps and British Acoustics sound system, we showed the first 3D movies at that time with both projectors running in synchronisation via a universal joint connection. I used to relieve at the Playhouse Cinema as well when they were reequipped with the BTH Super projection system.