1 Fore Street,
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Previous Names: Picture Theatre, Turrett Kinema
Located on the corner of Fore Street and Crockwell Street, in Bodmin, Cornwall. The Picture Theatre was opened in 1911 with 300 seats. In the early-1920’s it was re-named Turrett Kinema, and in April 1930 it was equipped with an Edibell sound system. Soon after, it was taken over by a new operator and re-named Palace Theatre, and had a British Thomson Houston(BTH) sound system installed. Seating was now provided for 400.
Part-time bingo was introduced on Sunday’s & Wednesday’s in the 1960’s. The Palace Theatre was closed in the early-1980’s. It was taken over by an estate agents, and the front of the building was demolished in January 1988, it was occupied by Stratton Creber estate agents. By July 2015 they had moved out of the building and it is now a charity shop for Cornwall Hospice Care.
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