Gaumont Shipley

78 Bingley Road,
Shipley, BD18

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Previously operated by: Gaumont-British-Picture Corp., Ltd., Rank Organisation

Architects: William Illingworth

Styles: Renaissance Revival

Previous Names: Saltaire Picture House

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Saltaire Picture House/Gaumont from the air

Located in the Saltaire district of the Yorkshire town of Shipley, north of Bradford. The Saltaire Picture House was opened on 17th June 1922 with “Our Mutual Friends”. It was operated by the New Century Pictures circuit. It was designed by architect William Illingworth of Bradford. Seating was provided in stalls and circle levels. Designed in a Renaissance style, there was a large ‘golden’ dome in the centre of the auditorium ceiling. In March 1928 it was taken over by the Denman/Gaumont Theatres chain.

It was re-named Gaumont in 1948. The Gaumont was closed on 19th October 1957 with Kirk Douglas in “Lust for Life”. It was demolished and a petrol filling station was built on the site.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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HJHill on February 24, 2013 at 5:35 am

It is listed as The Gaumont Picture House in the Kinematograph Year Book 1947, which gives the capacity as 1454 seats.

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