574 Stoney Stanton Road,
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The Cupid Cinema was opened in October 1916. Designed by Coventry based architect T.D. Griffiths, with all 518 seats on a single steeply sloped floor.
In 1930 it was taken over by the Orr Cinemas chain and was re-named Carlton Theatre. The Carlton Theatre was closed due to war damage in November 1940, the final advertised film was on 4th November 1940 with Lupe Velez in “Mexican Spitfire” and “Two Thoroughbreds”.
The building was roofless for over 10 years, and was eventually repaired and became a warehouse for Eastern’s Furniture Stores. It later became a warehouse for Robinson’s Removals. By 1982 it was in use as a store for an amusement slot machine company, who occupied the building until 1983. By 1991 it was occupied by Mercia Knitting Company. It has now become a furniture store, which operates from two levels inside the building.
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