Palace Cinema

58 High Street,
Bedford, MK40 1NT

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Palace Cinema  Bedford

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Located on the corner of High Street and Silver Street in Bedford, Bedfordshire. The Palace Cinema was opened on 6th April 1912. It was built for Bedford Palace Lrd, a company formed by the Blake family. It was equipped with a 2Manual straight church type organ.

It was equipped with a Western Electric(WE) sound system at the end of July 1930. The first ‘talkies’ screened on 4th August 1930, were Rin Tin Tin and Davey Lee in “Frozen River” and Moore Marriott in “The Flying Scotsman”.

The Palace Cinema was closed on 22nd March 1936 with Will Hay in “Boys will be Boys” and “Blue Streak”. It was later demolished and shops with offices above, were built on the site.

Contributed by Ken Roe
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