Palace Theatre

Fore Street,
St. Blazey, PL24

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Functions: Housing

Previous Names: New Picture Theatre, Picturedrome

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Palace Theatre

Located in St. Blazley, Cornwall. The New Picture Theatre was opened around 1914. By 1918 it had been re-named Picturedrome and was operated by L. Chant. By the early-1930’s it had been re-named Palace Theatre. It had been equipped with a British Acoustic(BA) sound system.

In the late-1940’s it was taken over by the local Duchy Cinemas Ltd. chain, and they equipped it was a RCA sound system. It was equipped with CinemaScope in the mid-1950’s, the proscenium was given as 26 feet wide.

In the 1960’s it was operating as a part-time bingo club, with films screened on other evenings. Films were eventually dropped in around 1971.

In recent years the building has been converted into residential use.

Contributed by Ken Roe
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