John Peel Centre for Creative Arts

Church Walk,
Stowmarket, IP14 1ET

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The Corn Hall Stowmarket dates form 1835 when it incorporated an assembly room in as part of the corn and farm-trading centre.

This was used for public meetings, concerts, travelling theatricals, dinners and trade exhibitions. It closed in 1966 and went through a variety of uses before becoming the Movieland Film Centre in 1986. This was short lived and the building became a pool hall until 2002, when it was converted into a storage room for the council.

The original frontage and foyer of the building in the centre of Market Place was converted in to a bank (now Nat West) many years ago and the main entrance is now in Church Walk at the rear of the building.

By 2013, it had been converted into a community arts centre.

Contributed by Ian Grundy

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on November 5, 2005 at 6:21 am

It was re-named Bankside Movie Theatre in the middle of 1991, but this was short lived and it closed on 31st October 1991 with Harrison Ford in “Regarding Henry”.

Stowman
Stowman on November 27, 2013 at 6:41 am

After the cinema closed it was used as a council store. The building was re-opened as The John Peel Centre For Creative Arts in 2013. www.johnpeelcentreforcreativearts.co.uk

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