102 Harrow Road,
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Located on the corner of Harrow Road (which is when the entrance was) and Fosse Road South (which is where the auditorium ran parallel to the road). The Westleigh Kinema was opened by George Scarborough in February 1926 with “Little Dorrit”. The façade was in Yorkshire stone and had imposing columns. There were two dressing rooms under the stage, and variety acts were part of the film programme. In 1930 it was equipped with a Western Electric(WE) sound system and the first ‘talkie’ shown was “The Fall of Eve”.
In later years the Westleigh Kinema was operated by the Evington Cinema Circuit. It was closed in 1964, and the final film was Elvis Presley in “Love in Las Vegas”. It was demolished and a petrol station was built on the site. That closed in the 1990’s and the site is now a used car sales lot.
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