Scala Cinema

19-22 Fossgate,
York, YO1 9TA

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HJHill on May 12, 2022 at 12:57 pm

It was opened by the Lord Mayor of York as the Electric Theatre on the afternoon of Saturday 3 June 1911, and was reported to be 125ft long and 38ft wide with 600 seats. The screen measured 21ft by 14ft and was made of ‘special cement plaster’. The Yorkshire Evening Press reported the building was originally destined to be two shops. The report emphasised the prodigious ventilation system, the plentiful exits, and the fireproof construction of the ‘operating room’.

CSWalczak on September 17, 2012 at 3:45 pm

A picture supposedly from 1957, though the film advertised was released two years prior: View link

Ian on January 1, 2007 at 5:05 am

Photo of the ceiling above the balcony in 2006 here:-

blythespirit on December 5, 2003 at 9:34 am

Well worth a visit if you are in York. Inside this building, it’s original origins as a cinema are very apparent.