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Central Hall / Central Picture House, Redcar
Cinema Address:
2 Queen Street, Redcar
Period of Thompson Ownership:
1913-1964
How Acquired by Thompson:
Bought
Architect/Design:
Built as the Central Railway Station part of which was converted in 1873 into the Central Hall by J Cowl. In 1932 a new front was added along with new internal decoration and it was renamed the Central Cinema.
Other Info:
Damaged by fire in 1946 it remained closed until c1953 because building materials were rationed and Thompson's adjoining Regent carried on. When it reopened it had Cinemascope.
Fate of the Cinema:
It closed on 23rd July 1964 along with adjoining Regent having ceased to be profitable. It was subsequently demolished.
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/ Screen Sound System Other cinemas with sound Kinematograph Year Book reference
1913 Thomas Thompson?
1914 Thomas Thompson?
1915 Thomas Thompson?
1916 Thomas Thompson 10508 500 4 432
1917 Thomas Thompson 7695 800 1 495
1918 Thomas Thompson 12000 1 T Bennett 2 2 Licensed for music and dancing 307
1919 Thomas Thompson 12000 600 1 J T Edmonds 2 + Mat Sa 2 2d - 9d 387
1920 Thomas Thompson 12000 600 1 J T Edmonds 2 + Mat Sa 2 452
1921 Thomas Thompson 16399 600 1 J T Edmonds 2 + Mat Sa 2 2d - 9d 446
1922 Thomas Thompson 16399 600 1 J T Edmonds 2 + Mat Sa 443
1923 Thomas Thompson 16399 600 1 J T Edmonds 2 + Mat Sa 467
1924 Thomas Thompson 16399 600 1 J T Edmonds 2 + Mat Sa 415
1925 Thomas Thompson 16399 600 1 J T Edmonds 2 + Mat Sa 395
1926 Thomas Thompson 16399 600 1 J T Edmonds 2 + Mat Sa 386
1927 Thomas Thompson 16399 600 1 J T Edmonds 2 + Mat Sa 455
1928 Thomas Thompson 16399 600 1 J T Edmonds 2 + Mat Sa 3d - 1s 468
1929 Thompson's Enterprises Ltd. 12000 600 2 J T Edmonds 2 + Mat Sa 3d - 1s 484
1930 Thompson's Enterprises Ltd. 16399 600 2 2 + Mat daily 6d & 1s WE All 448
1931 Thompson's Enterprises Ltd. 20159 600 4 2 + Mat daily 6d & 1s WE 3 462
1932 Thompson's Enterprises Ltd. 12000 600 4 2 + Mat daily 6d & 1s WE 3 493
1933 Thompson's Enterprises Ltd. 20159 600 3 2 + Mat daily 6d & 1s WE 2 522
1934 Thompson's Enterprises Ltd. 20159 600 3 2 + Mat daily 6d & 1s WE 2 544
1935 Thompson's Enterprises Ltd. 20159 600 3 2 + Mat daily 6d & 1s6d WE 2 561
1936 Thompson's Enterprises Ltd. 20159 600 3 WE 1 613
1937 Thompson's Enterprises Ltd. 20159 600 2 2 + Mat daily 6d & 1s WE 1 637-8
1938 Thompson's Enterprises Ltd. 2 622
1939 Thompson's Enterprises Ltd. 20159 4 558
1940 Thompson's Enterprises Ltd. 20159 600 4 526
1941 Thompson's Enterprises Ltd. 20159 600 4 WE 524
1942 Thompson's Enterprises Ltd. 20159 600 4 WE 498
1943 Thompson's Enterprises Ltd. 20159 2 6d - 1s 6d WE 504
1944 Thompson's Enterprises Ltd. 20159 2 10d- 1s9d WE 463
1945 Thompson's Enterprises Ltd. 20159 4 10d- 1s9d WE 510
1946 Thompson's Enterprises Ltd. 20159 2 10d- 1s9d WE 347
1947 Thompson's Enterprises Ltd. 20159 2 10d- 1s9d WE 360
1948 Thompson's Enterprises Ltd. 20159 2 Temporarily closed WE All 374
1949 Thompson's Enterprises Ltd. 27190 2 Temporarily closed WE All 378
1950 Thompson's Enterprises Ltd. 27190 2 Temporarily closed WE All 368
1951 Thompson's Enterprises Ltd. 27190 3 Temporarily closed WE All 351
1952 Thompson's Enterprises Ltd. 27190 3 Temporarily closed WE 350
1952 Thompson's Enterprises Ltd. 27190 3 Temporarily closed WE 347
1954 Thompson's Enterprises Ltd. 27190 3 Phillips 330
1955 Thompson's Enterprises Ltd. 27190 3 CinemaScope Phillips 330
1956 Thompson's Enterprises Ltd. 27190 3 CinemaScope Phillips 321
1957
1958-59 Thompson's Enterprises Ltd. 27190 3 CinemaScope Phillips 320
1960 Thompson's Enterprises Ltd. 27190 3 CinemaScope Phillips 336
1961 Thompson's Enterprises Ltd. 27190 3 Phillips 311
1962
1963 Thompson's Enterprises Ltd. 27190 3 Phillips 303
1964
1965 Thompson's Enterprises Ltd. 27190 3 Phillips 306
1966 closed
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