FairWorld Cinema

Fountain Street and Chalenor Street,
Guisborough, TS14 6QF

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Previously operated by: FairWorld Cinemas

Functions: Gymnasium

Previous Names: Carlton Cinema

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The Carlton/Fairworld Guisborough in January 2007

Located in Guisborough, North Yorkshire. Little is known about this cinema. It is not listed in any of the Kinematograph Year Books but it is known to have been operating as the Carlton Cinema in the 1960’s & 1970’s. It briefly became a bingo club. It closed soon after but reopened c1980 as the FairWorld Cinema with GK projection equipment and sound; it was short-lived. Since the mid-1990’s it has been a health club/gymnasium known as the Alama Health Studio.

Contributed by Harry Rigby

Recent comments (view all 2 comments)

terry on January 2, 2016 at 1:20 am

My friend, Bill Mather, former CEO of Fairworld, will know quite a lot about this cinema’s history and I shall ask him about it the next time we speak.

I do recall that the Carlton was on bingo for a few years whilst Thompson’s Empire cinema was still open. In the early 1970’s the Empire, I believe,was made a compulsory purchase by the Local Authority and the Middlesbrough based Thompson’s Enterprises purchased the nearby Carlton and reopened it as a cinema. It was the last cinema operated by that once large independent circuit prior to its acquisition by Fairworld.

Biffaskin on April 5, 2021 at 1:23 pm

Bizarrely, Carlton Cinema (Guisborough) Ltd is still trading! Property developers now though. Business began way back in 1956. Information available on Companies House website.

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