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Plaza Cinema, Assembly Rooms, 32 New Briggate (City Centre) (45 comments)
Black & White image1970. View showing the Plaza Cinema at 32 New Briggate. The building, designed by George Corson and James Robertson Watson of Leeds, opened as the Assembly Rooms Concert Hall in 1898. It became a cinema on Monday 15th April 1907 advertising "new century talking and singing pictures". The opening picture was a film showing the stage act of 'Little Tich', an English music hall comedian whose real name was Harry Relph. The picture house was able to seat an audience of 1,100 and admission charges were: front circle 2/- (10p) and 1/6d (7.5p), side circle and stalls 1/- (5p), area 6d (2.5p) and gallery 3d (1p). The name changed to the 'Plaza' on Monday 25th August 1958 until its closure in 1985. The Assembly Rooms are now (Nov. 2007) being restored as part of the major Grand Theatre refurbishments.
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Assembly Rooms in Assembly Street (City Centre)
Black & White imageUndated Image shows the Assembly Rooms in Assembly Street which were built as part of the third White Cloth Hall and which opened on 9th June 1777. Sir George Saville and Lady Effingham hosted the opening and the admission charge was half a guinea (52.5p) for one gentleman and two ladies. Over 200 people attended the event.
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Assembly Rooms, Assembly Street (City Centre)
Black & White imagec.1910. In Georgian Leeds, the nobility and gentry of the city required a centre for social engagements. The Assembly Rooms which were built over the north wing of the Third White Cloth Hall in 1777, provided the perfect venue with a highly decorative ballroom and a suite of supper rooms and card rooms. By the mid 1800s the Assembly Rooms had been converted to a Working Mens Club before becoming William Towler's Globe Foundry Warehouse as shown in this view. In the 1920s Hirst's Tobacco changed the name of the building to Waterloo House. The building has now, however been restored to its original function, as a venue for entertainment including the Cafe Rouge, the entrance to which can be seen towards the right with a roof gable.
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Assembly Rooms, junction of Crown Street and Assembly Street (City Centre)
Black & White imageUndated View of the Assembly Rooms at the junction with Crown Street(foreground) and Assembly Street, right. Opened in 1777, they were a venue for evening entertainment and balls. By the 1860s the building became a Working Men's Institute. The business seen here of L. Hirst & Son, Tobacco Merchants & Wholesale Tobacconists, occupied the building from 1923 and renamed it Waterloo House. Now the old Assembly Rooms have been restored and include the Cafe Rouge and the Pitcher and Piano Bar.
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Assembly Rooms, White Cloth Hall, Assembly Street (City Centre)
Black & White imageUndated. The Assembly Rooms on the left were opened on 9th June 1777. Adjoining the White Cloth Hall, the Assembly Rooms were designed by William Johnson and cost £2,500. They became the centre of social gatherings in Leeds. The construction of the railway line between Leeds New Station [now Leeds City Station and Marsh Lane claimed part of the building. From the 1860s, the Assembly Rooms were used as a Working Men's Institute, later used as a warehouse and antiques centre. Now renovated and used as a restaurant bar.
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