Tennyson Cinema

Otley Road,
Bradford, BD3

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Previous Names: Tennyson Picture House

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Tennyson Cinema

Located on a triangular site on the western side of Otley Road at North Wing. The Tennyson Picture House got its name from the now long gone Tennyson Place opposite. It was opened on 13th October 1923 with “Rudolph Valentino in "Moran of the Mary Letty” & “The Japanese Earthquake”.

Seating was provided for 1,166, with 885 in the stalls and 277 in the circle. The projection box was at the rear of the stalls, beneath the circle. In 1929 it was equipped with A Western Electric(WE) sound system. In the mid-1950’s it was equipped with CinemaScope.

The Tennyson Cinema was closed on 1st July 1961 with Elvis Presley in “GI Blues”. It was converted into the independent Tennyson Bingo & Social Club. The building was later demolished with the widening of Otley Road.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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CSWalczak on June 8, 2012 at 11:32 am

There is additional history of this theatre on this webpage.

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