Empire Picture House

Springfield Road,
Chelmsford, CM2

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Previously operated by: Eastern Counties Cinemas Ltd.

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Located in Chelmsford, Essex. The Empire Picture House was opened around 1912. by a Mr. C. Reid. By 1921 it was operated by the Chelmsford Empire and Hippodrome Company. By 1928 it was operated by the Eastern Counties Cinemas Ltd. chain and a Western Electric (WE) sound system was installed.

In 1940 it was badly damaged by a fire. Repairs were carried out and it was used as a food store for the remainder of World War II. After the end of the war it became derelict and unused and was demolished in 1961.

Contributed by Ken Roe
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