Palladium Cinema

Society Street,
Coleraine, BT52

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Palladium Cinema

Located in Coleraine, County Londonderry. The Palladium Cinema was opened in 1932. It originally boasted a café for the convenience of its patrons. It was destroyed by fire in 1936. It was immediately rebuilt. Operated as an independent cinema, in 1963 it was taken over by Odeon Theatres(Ireland) Ltd., part of the Rank Organisation. It was listed as being operated by Shaun Henry in 1980. The Palladium Cinema was closed in August 1990, just one week after the Jet Centre Cinema opened on the outskirts of town.

The Palladium Cinema was converted into a bingo club, and this operated during the 1990’s and into the early-2000’s. There were many plan put forward to build flats on the site, and eventually one of these plans was accepted in 2008. Demolition of the building began on 10th March 2008. There were hopes that some of the equipment, fixtures and fitting would be saved, but this was not to be.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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DavidSimpson on November 11, 2013 at 3:27 pm

My photograph was taken in November 1998. The building was up for sale, and not in any obvious use at that time.

popcorn_pete on December 14, 2016 at 4:21 pm

The Palladium opened in 1932 but was destroyed by fire in September 1936. Rebuilt almost immediately and lasted until August 1990. Source: The Bann Disc, Coleraine Historical Society.

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