Essoldo Ilkley

Railway Road,
Ilkley, LS29 8DA

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Previously operated by: Essoldo Circuit (Contol) Ltd.

Architects: C.C. Chadwick, William Watson

Firms: Chadwick, Watson & Company

Previous Names: New Cinema

Nearby Theaters

New Cinema and Grove Picture House, Ilkley

Located in Ilkley, West Yorkshire. The New Cinema was opened on 21st May 1928 with Janet Gaynor in “Seventh Heaven”. Designed by architectural firm Chadwick & Watson of Leeds, it had a white faïence façade. It had a 36 feet wide proscenium and a 9 feet feet stage. It was equipped with a 2 Manual Fitton & Haley organ, which was opened by organist Harry Packard. There was a café and a dance hall attached. On 19th January 1931 the organ was enlarged and was re-opened by organist Henry Croudson.

It was taken over by the Newcastle based Essoldo Group in March 1949, and re-named Essoldo. It was closed on 16th September 1969.

Contributed by H J Hill

Recent comments (view all 2 comments)

HJHill on February 21, 2013 at 3:16 am

The Google map pin point is wrong. It is on Station Road, it should be on Railway Road.

terry on November 21, 2018 at 2:49 pm

Photo uploaded.

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