Empire Cinema

Church Street,
Blaydon-on-Tyne, NE21

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Previously operated by: E.J. Hinge Circuit

Architects: Henry Gibson, Pascal Joseph Stienlet

Firms: Gibson & Stienlet

Previous Names: Empire Electric Theatre

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Empire Electric Theatre

Located in Blaydon-on-Tyne, near Gateshead, the cinema was situated adjacent to the railway line. The Empire Electric Theatre was opened 30th September 1910. It was a conversion of existing retail premises to the plans of architects Henry Gibson & Pascal Joseph Steinlet. It was operated by Ralph Allen & T.F. McDonald of Wallsend. From 1914 until closure it was operated by Stanley Rogers & E.J. Hinge. Around 1930 it was equipped with a British Acoustic(BA) sound system and was presenting occasional variety shows as part of the film programme.

The Empire Cinema was closed in 1954 and reverted back to retail use.

Contributed by Ken Roe
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