Palace Cinema

1-2 Russell Street,
Stroud, GL5 3AG

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Previously operated by: Albany Ward Circuit, Gaumont-British-Picture Corp., Ltd., Provincial Cinematograph Theatres Ltd.

Firms: Baylis Rulaen & Kiddle

Previous Names: Empire Theatre

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Palace Cinema

In Stroud, Gloucestershire, the Palace Cinema opened in 1913, a conversion of the Empire Theatre designed by architects Baylis Rulaen & Kiddle. It was part of the Albany Ward Circuit, taken over in September 1927 by Provincial Cinematograph Theatres(PCT) and then by Gaumont British Theatres(GB). The Palace Cinema closed on 2nd February 1935. It was demolished and replaced by the Gaumont Palace Theatre.

Contributed by David Simpson

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Mr_Red on April 22, 2018 at 7:02 am

an advertising postcard of May 19th (assume 1919) was for “the Mystery of the Double Cross” (NY 1917) for this cinema. Film presentation was on 3 days for the 5 hr 50min movie. It listed itself simply as “Empire, Stroud”. Card is in the possession of a local historian.

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