Berkeley Cinema

Greenwich Avenue,
Hull, HU9

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Berkeley Cinema

Located in the centre of the post-World War II Bilton Grange Estate to the east of Hull. The Berkeley Cinema was opened on 12th November 1956. Built for and operated by Hull Picture Playhouses Ltd, who had their head office at the Cecil Theatre in the town centre.

It was a fairly plain brick building with a large central window on the fa├žade but with little decoration on either the exterior or interior. It had a 45 feet wide proscenium and a small stage. The CinemaScope screen was 38 feet 6 inches wide. It was equipped with a Western Electric(WE) sound system.

The Berkeley Cinema was closed on 30th September 1967, and was converted into a bingo club. That too had closed by July 2005, and a block of flats named Berkeley House has been built on the site.

Contributed by Ken Roe
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