Picture Palace

Market Square,
Woodhouse,
Sheffield, S13 7JX

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Picture Palace

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Located in the Woodhouse district, to the east of Sheffield, South Yorkshire. The Picture palace was opened on 2nd March 1914 with a seating capacity of 600. In 1920, the balcony was extended to give an increased seating capacity for 720.

The Picture Palace was closed on 28th December 1957. It has since been demolished.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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paulnelson
paulnelson on March 9, 2015 at 8:16 pm

Nice detail to the building. Balcony and roof line is attractive. Wonder what the interior was like?

Mike_Blakemore
Mike_Blakemore on March 10, 2015 at 5:52 am

In all probability . The Cinema would have a barrel ceiling. and a very small proscenium. My betting is that it closed due to not being able to afford to install Cinemascope. like the present day problems of installing Digital projection.

nibelungen
nibelungen on May 11, 2015 at 8:01 am

I remember the building well in its derelict condition as I was born and brought up in Woodhouse. According to “Sheffield Cinemas” in the “Images of Britain” series The Woodhouse Picture Palace was equipped for Cinemascope in the mid 50s and fitting the screen required structural alterations to the stage.Its first Cinemascope presentation was in July 1955 and it closed on 28th December 1957

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