St. George's Theatre

11 Lower Bridge Street,
Canterbury, CT1 2LG

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The St. George’s Theatre opened as a cinema on 8th February 1915 with “A Patriot of France”. Seating was provided for around 500, of which 200 were in the circle. It was also used on occasions by an amateur dramatics company. It was equipped with a RCA sound system on 22nd December 1930, the first sound film shown was “Phantom in the House”. The St. George’s Theatre was closed on 12th May 1934.

It was converted into a Co-Operative store, with a dance hall by 1936. It suffered damage from German air-raid bombing in October 1942. Repairs were carried out and the building survived until April 1961 when it was demolished for road widening.

Contributed by Ken Roe
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