Apollo Cinema

Jones Street and Durham Road,
Birtley, DH3

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Apollo Cinema

Located in Birtley, 4 miles south of Gateshead, County Durham. The Apollo Cinema was a conversion of a former bus garage on Jones Street and opened on 2nd September 1935, operated by Eadie & Faid. It had a small stage behind the 32ft wide proscenium. It was equipped with a Western Electric(WE) sound system.

From around 1960 it went over to part-time bingo with films on other evenings. Around 1964 it closed as a cinema and went over to full time bingo club, named Tombola Bingo Club. It was closed as a bingo club in April 1977 and demolished in the late-1980’s.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Biffaskin on August 21, 2022 at 1:59 am

Bingo ceased in April 1977.

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