Popular Cinema

76 Mill Street,
Derby, DE1 1DH

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rivest266 on June 16, 2021 at 1:23 pm

Grand opening ad posted.

danielrh1 on August 11, 2009 at 3:11 am

Thank you for this…I recently found out that my Great gramps ownded this theater as well as the Crescent. I have very little information as i believe a lot of his films were burnt in a fire in London. His name was William Millward , I am told he acted in Her Benny.

woody on October 6, 2005 at 4:21 pm

here is a photo of the former Popular taken around 1995 after it had closed as Gossips, you can see some of spanish style extension at the side. By this point there was nothing left of the interior decoration, I went once to Gossips to see Limahl (dont ask) perform. It was rather grotty and shabby and closed soon after.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on October 2, 2005 at 3:01 pm

A photograph I took of the closed down Popular Cinema in 1961. It had closed in March 1958 and would remain shuttered until it re-opened as the “Talk of the Midlands” cabaret club in 1979.
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