Tudor Cinema

24 Tudor Square,
Nottingham, NG2 6BT

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Previously operated by: Eskay Ltd.

Architects: Alfred John Thraves

Styles: Tudor Revival

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Located in the south Nottingham district of West Bridgford at the corner of Central Avenue and Rectory Road (today re-named Tudor Square after the cinema). The Tudor Cinema was opened on 21st September 1931 with Grace Moore in “Jenny Lind” and Laurel & Hardy in “Be Big”. It was designed in a Tudor Revival style by Nottingham architect Alfred J. Thraves. Seating was provided in stalls and circle levels. It had a 28 feet wide proscenium and was equipped with a Western Electric(WE) sound system.

The Tudor Cinema was closed on 31st October 1959 with Kenneth Conner in “Carry on Teacher” and Lee Patterson in “The White Trap”. The building was demolished.

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dave on February 3, 2018 at 4:00 am

This was my local cinema until it was so sadly closed and demolished. We went to the Saturday morning kids' bunfights (6d in the stalls, 9d in the circle) and had a couple of school trips to see films; one was ‘The Ten Commandments’. It was located on the corner of Central Avenue and Rectory Road, where the tui holiday company now is.

PROJIE on April 12, 2018 at 9:25 am

Opening film was called ‘Jenny Lind’. The supporting film was ‘Be Big’ starring Laurel and Hardy.

dave on October 9, 2021 at 1:24 pm

This was the first cinema built in the Nottingham area since the advent of ‘talkies’. Funding for the cinema was raised by local residents. W & F Chell were the builders and supplied all the fittings and joinery. The bricks came from T&J Smart’s Ludlow Hill brickworks. Plumbing was by H Whitmore of Bridge Grove and Central Avenue. I haven’t found confirmation, but I believe the electrical work and stage fittings were by WJ Furse of Traffic Street, Nottingham.

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