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King Edward Picture House

37 Central Drive,
Blackpool, FY1 5QE

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King Edward Picture House

The Central Picture Theatre opened its doors for the first time on 11th July 1913. It was renamed the King Edward Picture Palace in 1914.

By 1972 it had closed as a cinema and was in use as a bingo hall, a use that continued until March 1984.

After several years laying empty and un-used, it became a nightclub named ‘The Venue’ and the facade was restored in recent years. The chequerboard brickwork and Dutch gable enlivens a rather drab part of town. It became an entertainment venue named Family Fun, the went back to night club use, but was closed by 2011.

The King Edward Picture House is a Grade II Listed building.

Contributed by Ian Grundy

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Harry Rigby
Harry Rigby on June 23, 2011 at 10:17 am

Placement on map is way out. Street View adjusted to 53°48.750'N, 3°03.031'W

Philip Picturedrome
Philip Picturedrome on July 19, 2018 at 5:36 am

Not to be confused with the Central Beach Cinema, on Central Promenade, which was opened in May 1913, and was renamed Trocadero, later Ritz.

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