Picture House

North Street,
Jarrow, NE32

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Previous Names: Gem Cinema

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Picture House

Located in Jarrow, Tyne & Wear. The Gem Cinema was opened in 1910. By 1934 it had been re-named Picture House. It had a 40 feet wide proscenium and was equipped with a Western Electric(WE) sound system. The cinema also had a café.

The Picture House was closed on 31st August 1963, and was converted into a bingo club by William Noble of South Shields. It has since been demolished

Contributed by Ken Roe
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