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Gaiety Kinema, Roundhay Road

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Gaiety Kinema, Roundhay Road
18th May 1966. View shows the Gaiety Kinema on Roundhay Road by the junction with Gathorne Terrace. The cinema had closed on 22nd February 1958 and is seen here with its entrance boarded up. Designed by architect G. Frederick Bowman of Greek Street, it had originally opened on 6th July 1921. It was eventually demolished and the Gaiety public house opened on the site on 7th December 1972. This too has since been demolished and the Archway resource centre for 16-25 year olds was built on the site in 2001.

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sid cohen

The Gaiety Kinema was owned by ABC Ritz and also Shaftesbury Cinema was ABC owned. The Gaiety had Ross Film projectors for many years. The Gaiety also had Saturday am Matinees for children for 6d and showed Serials such as Dick Barton Special Agent with his mate Snowy White.


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George Cockerham

I saw my first film here in the late 40s Bambi, never eaten venison since, Later in my teens I went to to see Bill Haley, in rock around the clock, we got up and started bopping in the isle's,then we was thrown out!! 19 April 2013.




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