Olympia Cinema

Narborough Road,
Leicester, LE3

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Olympia Cinema

Originally planned as a 1,100-seat cinema by Loughborough architect Albert King. The Olympia Theatre was opened on 4th March 1913. It was taken over in the 1920’s by the H.D. Moorhouse Circuit, and they carried out alterations to the building in 1926 by adding a new circle, but reducing the seating capacity to 800. The proscenium was now 24 feet wide. H.D.M. Circuit installed a British Talking Pictures(BTP) sound system in September 1929 when the first ‘talkie’ to be screened here was Al Jolson in “The Singing Fool”.

In 1955 CinemaScope was installed and the proscenium was widened to 33 feet. The Olympia Cinema was closed in early-1959.

It was later demolished and a garage was built on the site.

Contributed by Ken Roe
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