Maxime Cinema

127a High Street,
Melksham, SN12

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Previous Names: Picture Hall

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Maxime Cinema

Located in Melksham, Wiltshire. The Picture Hall was opened in 1912. In 1930 it was equipped with a British Thomson-Houston(BTH) sound system.

During World War II it was taken over by the Cardiff based Cornell Cinemas chain, operated by Max Corne and around 1946, it was re-named Maxime Cinema.

It was equipped with CinemaScope in around 1955 or 1956.. The proscenium was 28 feet wide. The Maxime Cinema was closed in 1964. It was demolished and the Avon Shopping Precinct was built on an extended site.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Biffaskin on December 23, 2020 at 5:47 pm

Located at 127a, High Street, the Maxime closed in 1964. Demolished shortly afterwards along with other premises to create a shopping centre, The Avon Shopping Precinct. The location was at a 3-way junction of High Street, Bank Street and Lanbourne. Information sourced from an article on the cinema in the Wiltshire Times newspaper.

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