Wirksworth Town Hall
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Functions: Community Center
Styles: Italian Renaissance
Located in Wirksworth, near Matlock, Derbyshire. The Town Hall was built by the Freemasons in 1871. It is an imposing Italianate style building, designed by architect A.B. Bradby.
From the beginning of World War I in 1914 it was screening films and was listed as a cinema in the Kinematograph Yearbooks from 1923. The main hall was being used as the towns' cinema and had been equipped with a Metropolitan sound system in 1930. It continued in this use, even after 1935 when the purpose built Wirksworth Cinema was opened.
Wirksworth Town Hall was still listed as a cinema in 1945 (using a Ross sound system), but was soon closed. It is still owned and operated by Wirksworth Town Council and used for community events.
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