Hippodrome Cinema

Market Street,
Holyhead, LL65

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mike118 on July 18, 2016 at 1:26 pm

I was woken as a boy to allow a reporter into my room to take a picture of the fire at the Hippodrome Holyhead which as opposite Dicks the shoe shop where my father managed the shop. This was before my grandfather died in 1955 so I think the place burned down in 1954.

sospan on February 2, 2013 at 8:22 am

Last film shown at the Hippodrome was “633 Squadron”. This was on 20 February 1965. It remained closed for a few years until damaged by fire. No one was hurt.

Capelmawr on July 25, 2011 at 10:44 am

In 1938 the cinema had 489 seats at 6d to 1/6d. By 1951 this had been reduced to 465 seats at prices from 1/10d to 2/3d and films were shown coninuously from Monday to Friday with a matinee on Saturday and 2 changes of programme per week. The cinema had vanished from the records in 1966.

bexterbarbie on January 15, 2011 at 3:42 pm

Hi, I wonder if you could tell me if there were any fatalities or injuries at the Hippodrome fire? I am an employee of the visitor centre Holyhead which is in the Walkway building, built on the site of the old Hippodrome. We often have people queery about the hippopdrome building. I would be very grateful if you could get back to me with any information.

Thank you
Kind regards