Palace Cinema

South Roskear Terrace,
Camborne, TR14 8NT

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Previous Names: Vincent's Hippodrome, Cameo Cinema

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Palace Cinema

In Camborne, Cornwall, Cecil C. Vincent appears to have opened his Vincent’s Hippodrome by or in 1924. There was one show nightly, with three on Saturdays. There were 250 seats and the proscenium was 30ft wide. Just one year later it had closed. By 1929 it had been re-opened, by J. Webster; when sound was installed it was owned by Mr Slater.

In the 1960’s it was owned by R. C. Hill, and had been renamed the Cameo Cinema.

It closed on 28th March 1985. After a refit it was opened, on 18th October 1985, by Vivian Bartle, as the Palace Cinema. There were 212 seats, including 38 in a small circle. However, business dropped off, and it finally closed in Spring 1991.

In September 1999, when I visited, the building was a Laser games centre. In September 2004 it was announced that the cinema had been demolished the previous year, and that affordable housing was being built on the site.

Contributed by David Simpson
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