City Picture House
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The City Picture House was opened on 4th November 1915. The auditorium had a barrel vault ceiling, with ornate plaster decorations on the side-walls. Seating was on a single raked floor, with a raised stepped section at the rear. In 1916 it was taken over by Sydney Bacon Pictures Ltd. In the late-1920’s it was equipped with a Western Electric(WE) sound syatem.
Taken over by the Union Cinemas chain in November 1935, they were taken over by Associated British Cinemas(ABC) in November 1937.
The City Picture House was closed on 18th June 1960. It was later demolished and a Littlewood’s department store was built on the site.
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