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Picture House, Hartlepool / West Hartlepool
Cinema Address:
Stockton Street, Hartlepool
Period of Thompson Ownership:
1920-1928. Sold to Denman.
How Acquired by Thompson:
Built
Architect/Design:
James Forbes, Middlesbrough
Other Info:
Opened on 13th December 1920.
Fate of the Cinema:
In 1950 it was renamed the 'Gaumont Cinema' and then in 1960 became the Stranton Bingo hall, eventually closing in 1997. Subsequently demolished
External Links/Sources:
Cinema Theatre Association
Location Accuracy: Approximate
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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 (from following year)
1920 North of England Cinemas Ltd. 82,000 2,100 6 488
1921 North of England Cinemas Ltd. 68,689 2,100 6 478
1922 North of England Cinemas Ltd. 82,000 2,100 6 B Proud 2 + Mat Mo We Sa 6d - 2s 4d 475
1923 North of England Cinemas Ltd. 82,000 2,100 6 B Proud 2 + Mat Mo We Sa 6d - 2s 4d 489
1924 North of England Cinemas Ltd. 68,689 2,100 6 B Proud 2 + Mat Mo We Sa 3d - 2s 4d 436
1925 North of England Cinemas Ltd. 68,689 2,100 6 B Proud 2 + Mat Mo We Sa 3d - 2s 4d 47
1926 North of England Cinemas Ltd. 82,000 2,100 6 B Proud 2 + Mat Mo We Sa 3d - 2s 4d 409
1927 North of England Cinemas Ltd. 82,000 2,100 6 B Proud 2 + Mat Mo We Sa 3d - 2s 4d Pictures & Variety - Café attached 480
1928 North of England Cinemas Ltd.
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