Granada Cinema

203 Church Road, Redfield,
Bristol, BS5 9HL

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Functions: Bar

Previous Names: St George's Hall Electric Palace, St George's Picture House

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Granada Cinema

The St George’s Hall Electric Palace opened in 1912 with 350 seats. It was purchased by Joseph Pugsley in 1927, and substantially extended and renamed St George’s Picture House.

Further renovations and alterations were carried out in 1934 and it re-opened as the Granada Cinema in July 1935.

The narrow frontage led to a long foyer leading to the auditorium at right angles to it. The proscenium was 24 feet wide.

The Granada Cinema closed in December 1961 with John Wayne in “The Alamo”. It was immediately converted into an independent bingo club, which continued for about thirty years.

The property was acquired by the J.D. Wetherspoon chain and the resulting pub opened on 8th December 1998, though the bar area is confined to the former foyer and the "St George’s Hall" name re-appeared. The former auditorium was in use for storage. It was announced that the Weatherspoon’s St. Georges Hall would close in late-September 2021.

Contributed by Geoff

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on June 25, 2010 at 7:29 am

A vintage photograph from the early 1960’s, as a Granada Bingo Club:
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CSWalczak on October 31, 2012 at 6:02 am

A partial view of the Granada’s auditorium can be seen here and a view of the proscenium an be seen here (if you stand on your head).

richardhodgson on October 3, 2021 at 11:06 am

The Wetherspoons is closing The shell of the cinema area has been used for storage and seats still exist in the balcony. The distinctive ceiling moulding survives,

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