Electric Theatre

Buccleuch Street and Fell Street,
Barrow-in-Furness, LA14

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The Electric Theatre was opened on 8th September 1910 at Buccleuch Street and Back Dalton Road. It was the first purpose-built cinema in the town. Around 1930 it was equipped with a British Thomson Houston(BTH) sound system. The Electric Theatre was closed on 20th June 1957 with “The Wild North”.

It was converted into a Lewis’s supermarket. Later becoming a Fair Deal mini-mart and operating into the 1970’s, it was later demolished and the site is now Fell Street car park.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Buffer on July 9, 2017 at 1:46 pm

Known as the “Lec” the cinema closed on Sat 20th June, 1957 with “The wild north” Views of 1930 interior and exterior after closure are in William M Gibbon’s book *A change of scene" (1986)

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