Essoldo Ilkley

Railway Road,
Ilkley, LS29 8DA

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Essoldo Ilkley

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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 on February 21, 2013 at 3:16 am

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

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