Palace Theatre

Esplanade,
Redcar, TS10 3AE

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Located in the seaside town of Redcar, Cleveland. The Palace of Varieties was opened around 1912. It had a 20 feet wide proscenium, six dressing rooms and a decent size stage. There was also a café for the convenience of its patrons. By the end of 1913 it was presenting films as part of the variety programme.

In 1921 it was taken over by Messrs. Lumley & Bennett. By 1926 it was mainly used as a cinema and was operated by Arthur R.. Bennett. In 1929 a British Thomson Houston(BTH) sound system was installed, one of the first in the north-east of England, and under new owners C.E. & R.B. Goldsborough it was re-named Palace Theatre.

The Palace Theatre was equipped to show CinemaScope films in 1955. The Palace Theatre closed as a cinema around 1967. It was converted into a bingo club, and at sometime a new entrance frontage was added (the top gable of the original façade can still be seen if you stand away from the building). By 1995, it had been converted into an amusement arcade, but this had closed by 2007, and the building was demolished around 2012.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Ian
Ian on February 24, 2014 at 11:02 pm

Board-up and for sale in 2007:–

PALACE REDCAR

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