Leeds Cinemas of Yesteryear

Leeds Cinemas Through the medium of old photographs, programmes and advertisements, this book provides a fascinating look at the history of cinema-going in the city of Leeds and its suburbs over the last hundred years. From flea-pits to super cinemas, this volume provides a comprehensive history of cinemas in Leeds, including chapters on the technology behind the silver screen, the entrepreneurs and cinema chains which operated in the area and the brief period in the 1950s and '60s when the Odeon lured the era's brightest stars to Leeds. The images in this book, which are accompanied by detailed information and captions, will delight all those who have fond memories of visiting some of Leeds' picture houses, many of which disappeared long ago, as well as anyone with an interest in the architectural and social history of the city.

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Abbey Picture House

Abbey Road.     1913-1960

Picture & info from Leodis

City Cinema / Savoy / Academy / Tatler

Boar Lane.     1913-1960

Picture & info from Leodis

Clock Cinema

Roundhay Road, Harehills.     1938-1976

Info from Cinema Treasures

Crescent Cinema

Dewsbury Road, Beeston Hill     1921-1968

Info from Cinema Treasures

Crown Cinema

Tong Road, Wortley     1919-1968

Info from Cinema Treasures

Imperial Picture House

Kirkstall Road     1913-1940

Info from Cinema Treasures

Lounge Cinema

North Lane, Headingley     1916-2005

Info from Cinema Treasures

Majestic Cinema

City Square     1922-1969

Info from Cinema Treasures

News Theatre / Classic / Tatler Cinema Club

City Square     1938-1980s

Info from Cinema Treasures     Picture & info from Leodis

Newtown Picture Palace

Cross Stamford Street, Sheepscar     1913-1953

Info from Cinema Treasures

Odeon Merrion Centre

Merrion Centre     1964-1977

Info from Cinema Treasures

Palace Picture Hall

Eyres Avenue, Armley     1912-1964

Info from Cinema Treasures     Picture & info from Leodis

Paramount Theatre / Odeon

The Headrow     1932-2001

Info from Cinema Treasures

Pavilion Cinema

Stanningley Road, Stanningley     1920-1970

Info from Cinema Treasures

Picture House

Domestic Street, Holbeck     1916-1962

Info from Cinema Treasures

Picture House / Ritz Cinema

Station Road, Crossgates     1920-1965

Info from Cinema Treasures

Plaza Cinema

New Briggate.     1907-1985

Picture & info from Leodis

Princess Cinema

Pontefract Lane, Richmond Hill     1923-1965

Info from Cinema Treasures

Regal Super Cinema

Crossgates Road, Crossgates     1936-1964

Info from Cinema Treasures

Regent Picture House

Torre Road, Burmantofts     1916-1971

Info from Cinema Treasures

Ritz / ABC / Cannon / MGM

Vicar Lane     1934-2000

Info from Cinema Treasures     Picture & info from Leodis

Savoy Cinema

Bradford Road, Stanningley     1937-1965

Info from Cinema Treasures

Shaftesbury Cinema

York Road     1928-1975

Info from Cinema Treasures

Star Cinema

Glenthorpe Crescent, York Road     1938-1980s

Info from Cinema Treasures





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