Empress Theatre

Blackhills Road,
Horden, SR8

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Previous Names: Empress Electric Theatre

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Empress Theatre

Located in the County Durham mining town of Horden. The Empress Electric Theatre was opened in December 1910. It was operated by Richard Thurston. It had a 36 feet wide proscenium.

It was closed for a while in 1926 when some alterations were carried out. By 1930, it was mainly used as a live theatre and had been re-named Empress Theatre. However, it was soon equipped with a Western Electric(WE) sound system and returned to films.

In the mid-1950’s it was equipped with CinemaScope and the screen size was 27 feet wide, with the proscenium widened.

The Empress Theatre was closed around 1973 and was converted into a bingo club. In the 1980’s, it was destroyed by a fire.

Contributed by Ken Roe
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