Star Cinema

George Street,
Ramsgate, CT11 9AS

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Previous Names: Shanly's Electric Theatre, Shanly's Select Theatre

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Star Cinema

In Ramsgate, Kent, Shanly’s Electric Theatre opened in the former St. George’s Hall on 19th December 1910. It was being advertised as Shanly’s Select Theatre by April 1913, and became the Star Cinema by October 1914. Tip-up seats were provided on a single floor.

The Star Cinema had closed by 1927 and the building was converted into the Ramsgate Town Social and Working Men’s Club, which operated until c.1974. The building then became the Star Snooker Centre, with a false ceiling added in the auditorium. It had closed by 2009 and the building was still vacant in December 2020.

Contributed by David Simpson

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DavidSimpson on June 28, 2018 at 8:04 am

When I visited in April 2018 the Star Snooker signage had been removed and it was unclear whether the building was still in use.

rivest266 on July 5, 2021 at 6:18 pm

Check Google Street View, that snooker club closed well before June 2009. there’s a “for let” sign on the door as of December 2020.

Biffaskin on September 14, 2023 at 6:22 pm

St. George’s Hall was initially opened as a drill hall, this use continued for several decades after the cinema closed. Star Snooker Club was a more recent incarnation for this venue prior to closure, most likely from the 1970’s when many local drill halls were closed by the Ministry of Defence and sold off.

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