Hippodrome

Railway Street,
Grimsby, DN32 7BN

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Hippodrome

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Opened in 1895 as the Grand Circus. It was a pre-fabricated structure, clad in corrugated iron sheets, and given an internal decoration. It was located on Railway Street and close to Grimsby Dock’s Railway Station.

In 1899 it had been re-named Hippodrome. By 1909, it was showing ‘bio-tableaux’, a form of cine-variety, and soon became known as the Picturedrome when films were screened, and Hippodrome when live shows were presented.

The Hippodrome was destroyed by a fire on 24th August 1922. The final films were “The Lurking Peril” and “The Final Spark”.

Today the site (located adjacent to a footbridge over the railway tracks) is in use as a metal scrapyard.

Contributed by Ken Roe
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