Picture House

Sunderland Road and Shotton Road,
Horden, SR8 4PF

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Picture House

The Picture House was located on Sunderland Road at Shotton Road, Horden, County Durham. It was opened around 1933. It was closed in the summer of 1970 and became a bingo club. It was last known as the Carlton Bingo Club, which closed in 2013.

Contributed by Ian Grundy

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Ian on January 11, 2008 at 10:59 am

This is situated on the corner of Sunderland Road and Shotton Road. It was operated throughout its cinema life by Yoden Theatres Ltd. It appears to shown films from 1934 to 1964 judging by entries in the Kine Year Books, though these dates are not to be relied upon!

Two photos from January 2008 here:–

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The roofline in the second photo suggests that there might have been a stage here, without a flytower.

terry on March 29, 2015 at 6:44 pm

It closed as a cinema in the Summer of 1970 which then left Horden with only the Empress as a cinema until it in turn also closed. Horden for a short while then had no cinemas until the Ritz returned to films in 1972 – possibly as a result of the larger Picture House’s conversion to bingo.

lukeandrew on July 6, 2018 at 1:01 am

I was presented with a book from Stan Anderson as my First in Class prize in 1965 at this venue and said a speech to him and his wife who i presented with a bouquet of flowers.Unfortunately no photos of the event and Stan Anderson former footballer passed away this year

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