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Star Cinema, Glenthorpe Crescent, York Road


Star Cinema, Glenthorpe Crescent, York Road
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11 May 1938 Star Cinema replaced the Victoria Picture Hall which had been built on the site of Coach Hall Farm in 1912. It was demolished in 1937. The replacement 'Star' was situated further back from York Road, the architect was James Broclie, the sealing capacity was 1,286, ground floor with 870 seats and a gallery with 416, it opened on 21st February 1938 showing Robert Colman in Lost Horizon'. This is the front entrance with sweet shop to the right.

User Comments:

Name:
bernard caine

Comment:
i remember this well .i was there on the first opening of the sunday cinema. i did a lot of my courting there

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Name:
mr sid cohen

Comment:
i worked as projectionist in 1956 for goldstone cinema owners. star cinema was the first in leeds to install fluorescent lights on thermionic dimmers for screen curtain lighting effects.

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Name:
Barbara Oehm

Comment:
I remember seeing "Meet me in St. Louis" at the Star in the 40's - and nattering to my mother as to "why" Margaret O'Brien didn't get into a whole heap of trouble for knocking the heads off the snowmen!! I knew I would have!! I also remember seeing "The Wizard of Oz" at the Star. I thought Glinda the good witch was the prettiest thing I'd ever seen, and after her first appearance, I kept asking my mother if she would return. Happy childhood days!!!

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barbcarl@hinet.net.au

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Name:
brian healdI

Comment:
I remember the Star Cinema very well I lived just at the bottom of Glenthorpe Cres on Torre Road I remeber going to see National Velvet in telate forties fnd memories of this cinema

Date:
15-May-2010

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Name:
Betty Crew

Comment:
In 1962 - the sweet shop closed down and re-opened as a dry cleaners. I worked there and sold knitting wools etc. It closed down again in 1963 when I left to have my first daughter. I was married to the Hield family's next door neighbour

Date:
23-Sep-2010

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Name:
brian heald

Comment:
Hello Betty, are you talking about the Heald family that lived on Torre Road there were three brothers Arthur Geoffrey and myself we lived at No71 Torre Road the Peel Family lived at No 1 Torre Road, and the Shaw Family lived at 73 Torre Road. I would love to here from Jimmy Peel or Mike Shaw, that is if you married either of them thank you Betty hope you reply if i am right or wrong. Thank you Brian

Date:
10-Jan-2011

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Name:
Betty Crew

Comment:
Hello Brian, sorry I spelt your surname wrong. I married Jim Peel.. The only ones left from the old crowd are the Horner family. Remember the out of control bonfire up the ginnel on top field - larger than usual because of all the old Star Cinema seats given to us when it was refurbished?

Date:
11-Jan-2011

Email:
addy469@btinternet.com

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Name:
Brian Heald

Comment:
Sorry Betty, that should be No 1 Torre Close not Torre Road

Date:
11-Jan-2011

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Name:
Geoff Heald

Comment:
Brian the Peel family lived at no 1 Torre Close.

Date:
12-Jan-2011

Email:
geoff.heald@ntlworld.com

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