Empire Theatre

72 Senhouse Street,
Maryport, CA15 6BS

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Located in Maryport, Cumbria. The Empire Theatre was built and opened in 1910. It was operated by the Graves Brothers as a cine-variety theatre. Seating was provided for 720 in the stalls and 130 in the circle, and the auditorium had a barrel ceiling. There was a stage and fly tower.

By 1920 it was operating as a full-time cinema, and around 1929 it was equipped with a Western Electric(WE) sound system. It was equipped with CinemaScope in 1955 and was closed in 1976. The building was converted into retail use.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Ian
Ian on July 21, 2014 at 3:25 pm

Photo from circa 1986

EMPIRE FACADE

And from 1997

EMPIRE PROSCENIUM

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