43 Eastgate Street,
Chester, CH1 1LG

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Functions: Retail

Styles: Tudor Revival

Previous Names: Corn Exchange, Corn Exchange Picture Show

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Built as a Corn Exchange this upstairs room in the building was also used for balls, concerts lectures and other events, and located opposite the Grosvenor Hotel. On 8th November 1909 it opened as the Corn Exchange Picture Show. Like many buildings in the historic city of Chester, it is designed in a Tudor Revival style. In April 1910 it was renamed Picturedrome. It was closed on 29th March 1924 with Eva Novak in “Temptation”. It was converted into retail use, occupied by Woolworths from 1928 and from at least 1992 has been a Next clothing store.

Contributed by Ken Roe
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