Pavilion Cinema

74 St. Owen's Street,
Hereford, HR1 2QD

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Functions: Medical Center

Previous Names: Kinema

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Pavilion Cinema

In the centre of the county town of Hereford, in June 1919, Robert Butterworth gave up the lease on the Picture House (later the Palladium Cinema/County Cinema/Regal Cinema; see separate Cinema Treasures entry) and moved into the former Salvation Army Hall. The windows were bricked up and a projection box installed, and it was re-opened as the Kinema.

Into the 1920’s there were three changes of programmes each week, with seat prices ranging from 5d to 1/3d.

Prior to January 1924 the Kinema was acquired by Mr H. Vaughan. The manager was Fred Heath. At this time, the cinema was renamed the Pavilion Cinema.

At the end of 1924 Reginald Maddox took over. He also presented film shows at the town’s Garrick Theatre and Kemble Theatre (see separate Cinema Treasures entries) so it is perhaps not too surprising that he had closed the Pavilion Cinema by 1926.

By 1929 the Co-operative Industrial Society had moved in.

Nothing more is known about subsequent, interim occupiers but, by May 2003 it was in use as a laundry. By May 2019, the building was home to Chapel House Dentistry.

Contributed by David Simpson

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DavidSimpson on March 11, 2021 at 12:16 pm

Further to the Overview, the 2003 photograph from the Cinema Theatre Association Archive shows the building being occupied by a laundry.

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