Memorial Hall

64 Norwich Street,
Dereham, NR19 2AN

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Functions: Live Performances

Previous Names: Cinema, Swimming Pool Cinema, Picture Palace

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 440136.285.1919

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Memorial Hall

Originally built as Elvins Coach Works, it became a cinema from 1914 and was named the Cinema. Later converted into a swimming pool, by 1937 it was operating as a cinema again, known as the Swimming Pool Cinema with 385 seats.

The Swimming Pool Cinema closed in 1955 and the building became the Memorial Hall, offering a programme of amateur stage productions. Films returned from 1973 to 1975 and it then returned to live theatre use. Seating is now provided for 240 in the stalls and 126 in the balcony.

Contributed by Ken Roe

Recent comments (view all 2 comments)

popcorn_pete on July 19, 2018 at 2:38 pm

Cinema shows stopped after the war but returned from 1973 to 1976 when Colin Aldis used it for a time while his CBA Exchange was a bingo hall.

Biffaskin on June 18, 2022 at 12:50 pm

Eastern Daily Press has a photo of this venue called Picture Palaceā€¦.

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