Tower Picture House
54 New Briggate,
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Located in Leeds city centre, next to the Grand Theatre. The Tower Picture House was a conversion of part the Grand Arcade (a Victorian shopping arcade) to the plans of Leeds based architect J.P. Crawford. It opened on 12th April 1920 with Henry Edwards in “The Kinsman”. It was first operated by New Briggate Picture House Ltd., and was later taken over the local chain Tower Picture House (Leeds) Ltd. (Associated Tower Cinemas Ltd.).
A Western Electric(WE) sound system was fitted in late-March 1930.
The Tower Picture House was closed on 7th March 1985, and was converted into a discotheque. This later closed and after a refurbishment (which revealed previously hidden architectural details) the building opened on 8th November 2014 as a pub and cocktail bar known as The Brotherhood of Pursuits and Happiness.
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