Majestic Theatre

62 Newnham Street,
Ely, CB7 4PE

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Majestic Theatre

Located in Ely, Cambridgeshire. The Majestic Theatre was built on the site of an old slaughterhouse, and was opened on 7th August 1934 with Ida Lupino and Harry Tate in “Her First Affaire”. It was equipped with an Imperial sound system.

In 1937 it was taken over by the Owen Cooper circuit, based in East Anglia,

The Majestic Theatre was closed on 5th April 1958 with Richard Boone in “I Bury the Living”.

It was converted into a Stamford Stores shop, then later became a bingo club, followed by use as a snooker club. It then operated as a nightclub named Deans. From 2014 it was Bar62.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Buffer on June 27, 2015 at 3:43 pm

Built in only 3 months, the cinema auditorium measy=red 69 ft x 28.5 ft wide. It had plastered walls with fan patterning, a curved roof in panelled “insulwood”, a Japenese oak stage and 370 old gold velvet seats bought from James Hellenbrand in Southend.

DavidSimpson on July 28, 2017 at 7:59 am

In April 2013 owner Nadine Smith, who acquired the business as a bar and snooker hall in 1984, and developed it into a bar, snooker and events venue, decided to retire. The business was put on the market at £395,000. It re-opened as BAR62 in 2014.

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