Majestic Cinema

700 Woodborough Road,
Nottingham, NG3 5GJ

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Majestic Cinema

Located in the Mapperley district north Nottingham. The Majestic Cinema was opened 10th June 1929 with H.B. Warner in “Sorrell and Son”. It was designed by architect A.J. Thraves, and the circle was at street level, due to the lay of the land, with the stalls accessed downstairs. It had a 27 feet wide proscenium. Initially an Electrochord sound system was installed, later a Marshall sound system, and in the mid-1930’s a Western Electric(WE) sound system.

The Majestic Cinema was closed on 7th September 1957 with David Tomlinson in “Carry on Admiral” and Pat O'Brien in “Kill Me Tomorrow”. The building was a furniture store for many years, but by 2012 was empty and unused. By 2018 it houses a tea room in the former circle and The Haunted Museum in the former stalls. In October 2020 Heritage England designated the Majestic Cinema a Grade II Listed building.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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MappMan
MappMan on July 26, 2018 at 3:13 pm

As of June/July 2018 owned by UK Ghost Hunts. Renamed the Old Picture House Houses a tearoom in the former balcony and also hosts the Haunted Museum, a collection of artefacts linked to the dead. Paranormal investigation evenings held on a regular basis. Owners hope to start showing films once an exhibition licence has been obtained. Exterior much improved after years of neglect.

Ian
Ian on August 28, 2020 at 9:19 am

On selected evening horror films are screened, using the balcony as the seating area.

Photographs from August 2020 FACADE

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