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Hippodrome, Thornley
Cinema Address:
East Street, Thornley
Period of Thompson Ownership:
1912-1928. Sold to Denman.
How Acquired by Thompson:
Built
Other Info:
Opened on 23rd September 1912. It was bought by Denman in 1928 and a British Acoustic sound system was fitted. An independent operator took it on in 1939.
Fate of the Cinema:
Closed in 1959 and derelict for years it was given to the local council in 1971 and 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 Sound System Other cinemas with sound Kinematograph Year Book reference
1912 Thomas Thompson
1913 Thomas Thompson 1200 0 372
1914 Thomas Thompson 3380 1200 496
1915 Thomas Thompson 3380 1200 1 392
1916 Thomas Thompson 3380 1200 1 441
1917 Thomas Thompson & T Scully 2938 1400 0 499
1918 Thomas Thompson & T Scully 3380 1200 1 T Scully 316
1919 Thomas Thompson & T Scully 3380 1200 1 T Scully Licensed for music & dancing 397
1920 North of England Cinemas Ltd. 3380 1000 0 T Scully 1 2
1921 North of England Cinemas Ltd. 3380 1000 0 T Scully 1 2 478
1922 North of England Cinemas Ltd. 3380 1000 0 T Scully 2 + 1 Sa Mat Sa 474
1923 North of England Cinemas Ltd. 3380 1000 0 T Scully 2 + 1 Sa Mat Sa 483
1924 North of England Cinemas Ltd. 3380 1000 0 T Scully 2 + 1 Sa Mat Sa 431
1925 North of England Cinemas Ltd. 3380 1000 0 T Scully 2 + 1 Sa Mat Sa 411
1926 North of England Cinemas Ltd. 3380 1000 0 T Scully 2 + 1 Sa Mat Sa 403
1927 North of England Cinemas Ltd. 3380 1000 0 T Scully 2 + 1 Sa Mat Sa 473
1928 North of England Cinemas Ltd.

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