Cosy Cinema

193 Queen Street,
Withernsea, HU19 2JR

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Cosy Cinema

Located in Withernsea, near Hull, Yorkshire, it was on Queen Street, adjacent to the Kinema. The Cosy Cinema was opened around 1920. Around 1930 it was equipped with a British Acoustic(BA) sound system. From around 1939 to the late-1940’s it was in use as a live theatre. In the mid-1950’s it was equipped with CinemaScope and returned to cinema use in the summer season. The Cosy Cinema was closed on 31st December 1974. It operates today as the Victorian Bar.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Ian on October 15, 2013 at 9:35 am

There are actually two cinemas in this picture, next door to one another. The Cosy is the nearer one entered through what appears to be an earlier terraced property with a bay window above the canopy. The Kinema is beyond in a more traditional style of cinema architecture, and it is this building which is the amusement arcade today.

The Kinema had 666 seats (KYB 1940) in stalls and balcony.

A more recent photo here: KINEMA

Ian on October 15, 2013 at 9:51 am

The Cosy was still listed in the 1954 KYB. Then it was operated by Vin Lockey of Withernsea and had 280 seats.

Mike_Blakemore on October 15, 2013 at 10:54 am

You have good eyesight Ian :o)

Ian on October 15, 2013 at 11:51 am

No. I made a similar mistake in identification on a photo in my flickr stream and got (quite rightly) pulled up! There was also a third cinema (the Savoy) in the same street. The Cosy is – somewhat mystifyingly – uncertain as to when it opened. This is obviously an old, possibly 1930’s, photo yet the Cosy is not in any KYB that I have until 1954. Yet it is clearly (once you know) separate from the Kinema next door.

I sadly have dodgy eyesight and an increasingly dodgier memory!!!!

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