Stadium Cinema

Shankill Road,
Belfast, BT13

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Architects: Robert Sharpe Hill

Styles: Art Deco

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Stadium Cinema

The Stadium Cinema, located at the junction of Shankill Road and Tennent Street, was the pride of the Shankill. It was the largest single-level cinema in Northern Ireland, with seating on a stadium plan that had a raised stepped section at the rear. It had a huge circular 46ft diameter foyer and the longest auditorium, at 180ft, in Belfast. It opened to great acclaim on 16th October 1937 with Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers in “Follow the Fleet”. It was closed on 13th March 1976.

It became the Stadium Youth and Community Centre, but I believe by the late-1990’s it had been demolished.

Contributed by David Simpson

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popcorn_pete
popcorn_pete on April 28, 2019 at 10:14 am

Opened 16 October 1937 with ‘Follow the Fleet’, closed 13 March 1976. Architect Robert Sharpe.

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