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Briggate, Empire Palace Theatre

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City Centre
Leeds Civic Trust
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Civic Trust F5
Briggate, Empire Palace Theatre
Undated, Looking north up Briggate in early 1900s. To the left can be seen the sign for the Leopard Hotel in Wheat Sheaf Yard. This site was demolished in 1903 to make way for the new Albion Place. Right of centre can be seen the Empire Palace Theatre which opened its doors on August 29th 1898. It was a Stoll Moss theatre and was a venue for a music hall. The first Boots chemist opened in 1902 on the corner of Briggate and King Edward Street, seen far right.

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