Queen's Cinema

250-256 York Street,
Belfast, BT15

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The Queen’s Cinema opened on either 30th October or 8th December 1915, depending on which source you believe, and was situated adjacent to the Salvation Army hall. It had 800 seats on benches as of 1935 but 500 by 1940. It was nicknamed the ‘Cosy’ and served the working classes, but was destroyed by German bombs in the Blitz on 15th April 1941. The immediate area has been widely redeveloped, with the site now occupied by a furniture store, although the Salvation Army hall is still standing.

Contributed by Gavin McGrath
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