Jesmond Picture House

Lyndhurst Avenue,
West Jesmond,
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2

Unfavorite No one has favorited this theater yet

Showing 7 comments

terry on June 16, 2016 at 2:34 pm

Vintage photo uploaded of the Jesmond showing ‘The Big Country’

terry on June 3, 2016 at 7:26 pm

The Warner multiplex opened in December 1989 so the fact that the Jesmond lasted until October 1993 was quite a feat. This was more than can be said for that useless lot, Cannon (who acquired the ABC Circuit via underhand methods) who decided to close their city centre cinema (which still operated at a handsome profit) as soon as they became aware of Warner Bros' intention to open in Newcastle………

terry on June 2, 2016 at 6:03 pm

Photo uploaded.

CSWalczak on June 5, 2012 at 2:07 pm

There are some pictures of the Jesmond on this webpage; scroll down a bit to see them.

Ampex175 on February 4, 2009 at 7:28 pm

Th ‘Jesmond’ is certainly worth saving and as far as I’m aware there’s no reason why it could not (given a bit of TLC) re-open as a traditional Cinema. It was (or so I am told) acquired by a local businessman for use as a warehouse but has remained unaltered. It is in a prime catchment area. It would be a terrible shame to let this one go to the ‘developers’!

Ian on March 1, 2008 at 2:42 pm

Photo from 1994 of the Jesmond Picture House:–

View link

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on March 1, 2008 at 10:18 am

A name sign from the 1980’s:
A close-up view of one of the side walls beside the entrance:
Old sign over the entrance to the Pit seating area:
Close-up of the entrance and facade: