Majestic Cinema

High Street,
Normanton, WF6

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Majestic Cinema

Located in Normanton, West Yorkshire. The Majestic Cinema was opened prior to 1934. It had a 28 feet wide proscenium and was equipped with an Electrochord sound system. In 1936 it was taken over by the Leeds based Star Cinemas chain, and they fitted a Western Electric(WE) sound system.

Star Cinemas operated the Majestic Cinema until they closed it in 1964. The building was demolished in 2005, and the site is a car park for the adjacent Asda supermarket inside the former swimming baths.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Harry Rigby
Harry Rigby on December 10, 2014 at 9:47 am

When I took the attached photo in February 2005 it was cordoned off and preparatory work prior to demolition looked to have started. I imagine it was demolished later that year. The former swimming baths on the left was converted into an ASDA supermarket and the cinema site is the store’s car park.

Ian on December 12, 2014 at 11:42 am

A photo of the facade in 2002:–


Wakefieldroader on August 14, 2017 at 12:05 pm

For man years this was my favourite cinema (“pictures”) I was born in 1938 and my nearest cinema was the Empire on Wakefield Road but even at the age of about 5 when I probably started going, I knew that the Majestic was much classier. it was also a penny dearer, 4 pence as opposed to 3 pence at he Empire

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