St James Cinema

18 Cambridge Street,
Harrogate, HG1 1RX

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OwdHarrogateLad on February 25, 2020 at 8:06 am

I recall standing outside listening to ‘Syncopating Sandy’ playing the piano on his endurance attempt, on seemingly massive speakers placed in the street outside. Since it closed in May 1960 and I was just ten years old then, the earlier event with said Sandy, I must have been quite a bit younger then. I think we as a family watched Kenneth More and a very busty lady who’s name escapes me in ‘The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw’ there in the 1950s. I think my late Dad must have been keen to see it (her?). Your potted history is nice but remember that initially the premises were converted to the early ‘Thrift’ supermarket before M&S moved along Cambridge St from their original store further down, much later on in the 1980s. Lowther Arcade was lost at this time, very sadly and much missed by me anyway.

terry on February 26, 2016 at 6:24 am

British Pathe footage featuring the St James :–