Hull Screen

Central Library,
Albion Street,
Hull, HU1 3TF

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Previous Names: Library Theatre, Hull Film Theatre

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Hull Screen

A small comfortable cinema / theatre was opened to the side of the central library building in 1969 and continued to provide the ‘art-house’ films for the local area until its closing in 2006.

There are 250 seats in a single, well raked, block with a good sized screen and excellent sound. Recently, it was rarely used for stage productions, but a varied film repertory kept the Hull Screen busy.

The stage is 8.2 metres wide, 5.2 metres deep (including forestage), and the theatre has two dressing rooms accommodating twelve actors.

Contributed by Ian Grundy

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Ian on July 22, 2005 at 10:39 pm

The Hull Screen is to move to a temporary location on the University campus as the Library wishes to take back the space that the cinema / theatre occupies. An investigation is on-going regarding converting part of the basement of the City Hall into a three screen art-house cinema.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on October 25, 2005 at 5:05 am

The auditorium of the Hull Screen which is part of the Central Library building.
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Ian on December 21, 2006 at 6:18 am

Hull Screen closed in 2006 and was quickly stripped-out. A temporary replacement art-house cinema has been located at the University.

PabloLuis on December 21, 2008 at 4:25 am

Hull Film Theatre, its actual name being Hull Screen, did not close, it was relocated at the University of Lincoln (George Street, Hull). A proposal to move it into the Reel Cinema complex at St Stephens Shopping Centre is being considered. If, and when, such a move succeeds, Hull Screen will retain its identity. Further details at

Ian on May 17, 2016 at 9:23 am

Hull Screen closed after a spell at the Reel in July 2014, having begun screenings there in September 2009.

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