Strand Cinema Theatre

Park Street and Hamilton Street,
Grimsby, DN31

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Previously operated by: Associated British Cinemas Ltd.

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Strand Cinema Theatre

Located in Grimsby, northeast Lincolnshire. The building was originally a horse drawn tram depot. It was converted into the Strand Cinema Theatre which opened on 15th May 1911. Originally seating was provided for 2,200, all on a single floor. It was equipped with a Western Electric(WE) sound system in the early-1930’s, and in April 1936 it was taken over by the Associated British Cinemas(ABC) chain. The seating capacity was reduced to 1,331.

The Strand Cinema Theatre was destroyed by German bombs on 13th July 1943. The site became waste land until a block of flats was built in the 1960’s.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Cleeboy on November 9, 2020 at 3:42 am

We lived close to the Strand. There were three bombs, the first fell in our garden between Sidney and Sussex Street, the next fell on the Strand Cinema in Park Street, the next on dwellings and shops on Cleethorpe Road. I was 9 years old and we all got put of the badly damaged house where we had been sheltering under the stairs. Climbing over the wall I saw glowing houses falling down in Sidney Street and we went to a friend in Sussex Street. I fell asleep on the floor. We had to leave that house because it was badly damaged and unsafe, but we were lucky to be alive. It was an unforgettable night.

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