Hippodrome Cinema

East Street,
Thornley, DH6

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Previously operated by: Gaumont-British-Picture Corp., Ltd.

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Front Of House 1930's

Located in Thornley, to the east of Durham. The Hippodrome Cinema was opened on 23rd September 1912. It was built for and operated by Thomas Thompson of Middlesborough. In March 1928 it was taken over by the Denman//Gaumont British Theatres chain. Soon after a British Acoustic(BA) sound system was installed.

In 1939 it was taken over by an independent operator. It was closed in 1959. The building was given to the local Council in 1971.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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terry on July 18, 2015 at 6:13 am

Photo of Front Of House uploaded; I guess that it was taken in the 1930’s.

terry on March 4, 2016 at 6:41 am

Another FOH photo uploaded – presumably from the late 1920’s…..

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