12 Station Road,
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A large free standing cinema with attached ballroom and with limited stage facilities still survives in Castleford, Yorkshire. The exterior is magnificent but the foyer area (possibly into the lower part of the auditorium is unrecogniseable as a cinema. There was also a very popular café in the building. It had a 24 feet wide proscenium, and was equipped with a Western Electric(WE) sound system. It was independently operated until 1962, when the Leeds based Star Cinemas chain took over, and then converted it into a bingo club.
Now a bar named the Picture House – but the murals and stonework of the exterior are still well worth a visit.
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