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Gaiety Theatre, Ferryhill
Cinema Address:
Church Lane/Lime Hill, Ferryhill
Period of Thompson Ownership:
1929-1960
How Acquired by Thompson:
Bought
Fate of the Cinema:
It closed down as a cinema in late 1960 (see programme below). It then became a Bingo Hall, a ballroom and then a dance studio. It was demolished in 1994 and has been replaced by houses.
External Links/Sources:
Ferryhill Virtual Tour
Location Accuracy: Accurate
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Information below is taken from The Kinematograph Yearbooks. The Page reference is from the following year’s edition, when information appeared. Additional information is in italics

Year Ownership Population Seating Capacity Other cinemas in town Manager Shows per day Changes Weekly Prices Variety Sound System Other cinemas with sound Kinematograph Year Book reference
1929 Thompson's Enterprises Ltd 10133 3 R B Welch 1 2 Sat 4d - 8d Stage 18' deep - 2 dressing rooms 439
1930 Thompson's Enterprises Ltd 10133 3 R B Welch 1 2 Sat 4d - 8d Stage 18' deep - 2 dressing rooms Electrocord All
1931 Thompson's Enterprises Ltd 10133 3 1 Tu We + Fr - 2 Mo Th Sa 4d - 1s Stage 18' deep - 2 dressing rooms RCA All 413
1932 Thompson's Enterprises Ltd 10133 3 1 - 3 Sa 6d + 1s Stage 22' deep - 2 dressing rooms Proscenium width 25' RCA All 442
1933 Thompson's Enterprises Ltd 10133 3 1 - 3 Sa 6d + 1s Stage 22' deep - 2 dressing rooms Proscenium width 25' RCA All 468
1934 Thompson's Enterprises Ltd 10133 3 1 - 3 Sa 6d + 1s Stage 22' deep - 3 dressing rooms Proscenium width 25' RCA All 487
1935 Thompson's Enterprises Ltd 10133 828 3 1 - 3 Sa 6d + 1s Stage 22' deep - 3 dressing rooms Proscenium width 25' RCA All 501
1936 Thompson's Enterprises Ltd 10133 828 3 1 - 3 Sa 6d + 1s Stage 22' deep - 3 dressing rooms Proscenium width 25' RCA All 550
1937 Thompson's Enterprises Ltd 10133 828 3 1 - 3 Sa 6d - 1s Stage 22' deep - 3 dressing rooms Proscenium width 25' RCA All 574
1938 Thompson's Enterprises Ltd 10133 828 3 1 - 3 Sa 6d - 1s Stage 22' deep - 3 dressing rooms Proscenium width 25' RCA All 557
1939 Thompson's Enterprises Ltd 10133 752 3 1 - 3 Sa 6d - 1s Stage 22' deep - 3 dressing rooms Proscenium width 25' RCA All 494
1940 Thompson's Enterprises Ltd 10133 752 2 1 - 3 Sa 6d - 1s Stage 22' deep - 3 dressing rooms Proscenium width 25' RCA All 462
1941 Thompson's Enterprises Ltd 10133 752 3 1 - 3 Sa 6d - 1s Stage 22' deep - 3 dressing rooms Proscenium width 25' RCA All 461
1942 Thompson's Enterprises Ltd 10133 752 3 1 - 3 Sa 6d - 1s Stage 22' deep - 3 dressing rooms Proscenium width 25' RCA All 442
1943 Thompson's Enterprises Ltd 10133 752 2 1 - 3 Sa 6d - 1s Stage 22' deep - 3 dressing rooms Proscenium width 25' RCA All 448
1944 Thompson's Enterprises Ltd 10133 750 3 1 - 3 Sa 6d - 1s Stage 22' deep - 3 dressing rooms Proscenium width 25' RCA All 406
1945 Thompson's Enterprises Ltd 10133 750 3 1 - 3 Sa 6d - 1s Stage 22' deep - 3 dressing rooms Proscenium width 25' RCA All 452
1946 TT Ltd 10133 750 4 1 - 3 Sa 6d - 1s Stage 22' deep - 3 dressing rooms Proscenium width 25' RCA All 289
1947 TT Ltd 10133 750 3 1 - 3 Sa 9d - 1s9d Stage 22' deep - 3 dressing rooms Proscenium width 25' RCA All 303
1948 TT Ltd 10133 750 3 1 - 3 Sa 9d - 1s9d Stage 22' deep - 3 dressing rooms Proscenium width 25' RCA All 316
1949 TT Ltd 10133 750 3 1 - 3 Sa 10d - 1s9d Stage 22' deep - 3 dressing rooms Proscenium width 25' RCA All 321
1950 TT Ltd 10133 750 3 1 - 3 Sa 1s - 1s10d Stage 22' deep - 3 dressing rooms Proscenium width 25' RCA All 311
1951 TT Ltd 10133 750 3 1 - 3 Sa Stage 22' deep - 3 dressing rooms Proscenium width 25' RCA All 292
1952 TT Ltd 10133 750 3 1 - 3 Sa Stage 22' deep - 3 dressing rooms Proscenium width 25' RCA All 290
1953 TT Ltd 10133 750 3 1 - 3 Sa Stage 22' deep - 3 dressing rooms Proscenium width 25' RCA All 287
1954 TT Ltd 10133 750 3 1 - 3 Sa Stage 22' deep - 3 dressing rooms Proscenium width 25' RCA All 274
1955 TT Ltd 10133 750 3 1 - 3 Sa Stage 22' deep - 3 dressing rooms Proscenium width 25' RCA All 267
1956 TT Ltd 10133 750 3 1 - 3 Sa Stage 22' deep - 3 dressing rooms Proscenium width 25' RCA All 267
1957
1958-59 TT Ltd 10133 750 3 1 - 3 Sa Stage 22' deep - 3 dressing rooms Proscenium width 25' RCA All 269
1960 closed
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