Alexandra Cinema

Front Street,
Pontefract, WF8

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Alexandra Cinema

Located in Pontefract, Yorkshire on the corner of Front Street and Tanshelf. The Alexandra Theatre was opened on 7th July 1908. It was designed by architectural firm Garside & Pennington. Although built as a live theatre, it was soon screening films on the ‘Alexiscope’.

It was equipped with a RCA sound system around 1929. The Alexandra Cinema was taken over by the Leeds based Star Cinemas chain in 1940. It was closed as a cinema in 1960, and was converted into a Star Bingo Club. It was closed in 1970, and was demolished in a road widening scheme.

Contributed by Ken Roe
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