Essoldo Ilkley

Railway Road,
Ilkley, LS29 8DA

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New Cinema and Grove Picture House, Ilkley

Located in Ilkley, West Yorkshire. The New Cinema was opened on 21st May 1928 with Janet Gaynor in “Seventh Heaven”. Designed by architectural firm Chadwick & Watson of Leeds, it had a white faiance facade. It had a 36 feet wide proscenium and a 9 feet feet stage. It was equipped with a 2 Manual Fitton & Haley organ, which was opened by organist Harry Packard. There was a cafe and a dance hall attached.

It was taken over by the Newcastle based Essoldo Group in March 1949, and re-named Essoldo. It was closed on 16th September 1969.

Contributed by H J Hill

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HJHill
HJHill on February 21, 2013 at 6:16 am

The Google map pin point is wrong. It is on Station Road, it should be on Railway Road.

terry
terry on November 21, 2018 at 5:49 pm

Photo uploaded.

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