Empire Cinema

Normanby Road and Redcar Road W,
South Bank, TS6

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Located in South Bank (sometimes known as South Bank on Tees), North Yorkshire, 3 miles to the east of Middlesborough city centre. The Empire Cinema was opened prior to 1913 when it was operated by Thompson & Bennett. It had a 30ft wide proscenium, a 30ft deep stage and rour dressing rooms. It played occasional variety shows into the 1930’s. Around 1930 it was equipped with a British Thomson-Houston sound system. In the mid-1950’s it was equipped with CinemaScope and was still open in 1958.

It had closed by 1963.

Contributed by Ken Roe
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