21 West Street,
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Previously operated by: United Entertainments Ltd.
Architects: Alfred John Thraves
Previous Names: New Empire Cinema
Located in Swadlincote, Derbyshire. The Empire Picture Palace was opened on 26th December 1912 with 500 seats, all on a single level. It presented Pictures & Varietie’s. It was demolished in the 1930 to build the New Empire Cinema which opened in 1931.
It operated as the New Empire Cinema into the 1940’s. In the 1953 ‘Kine Year Book’ this is listed as the Empire Cinema, with 716 seats.
The Empire Cinema was closed in the early-1960’s and became an amusement arcade. It became ‘The Paramount’ pub, which opened in 2007 and closed in 2013. By 2017 it is the Empire bar & restaurant and following a refurbishment reopened as the Lounge Bar on 5th October 2018. It was closed on 1st March 2019 and the building is ‘For Sale’.
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