leodis logo

Leeds City Council

Open archives compliant site

Supported by BIG Lottery Fund

Enrich UK Lottery Fund

Results Found (2), Result Page (1 of 1)
Search Aspect ( Aviator )
Location - Leeds & District

High Street looking in the direction of the Town Hall. (Yeadon) (4 comments)
Black & White imageUndated. Image shows a 1950s view of Yeadon High Street, busy with delivery vehicles. The ornate white building in the centre was originally Yeadon Picture House. The cinema opened on Monday 3rd August, 1925, with a showing of "The Man Who Came Back" starring George O'Brian and Dorothy MacKaill. The silent film was accompanied by orchestral music by the Melody Quartet. Seat prices at that time were 4d and 6d in the arena and 9d on the balcony. It survived for many years as a cinema before becoming a Bingo Hall, but currently (2010) the building houses The Aviator, a public house. Yeadon people had a choice of cinemas in the town prior to 1925. The Temperance Hall in Kirk Lane showed "Electric Pictures" nightly from 1911. In 1960 the cinema became known as Gem Pictures and it continued to show films until 1963. The Gem Palace opened in 1912 when the proprietor and manager was Arthur Tinker, and Palace Pictures Ltd. opened in Yeadon Town hall also in 1912 with a "Grand Opening by Jonathan Peate M.P." This view is looking down the High Street in the direction of the Town Hall.
[internal reference; 2002430_29047793:RA 2019]
High Street, Yeadon (Yeadon) (1 comment)
Black & White imageUndated. View of High Street, Yeadon, looking west. Dominating the image is Yeadon Picture House, on the left, at the time showing 'Simba'. It opened on Monday 3rd August 1925, showing 'The Man Who Came Back'. It later became a bingo hall, and after that was converted to become the Aviator public house. Further down on the left is Barclays Bank, and on the opposite side can be seen Althams Tea Distributors at 23 High Street.
[internal reference; 20171117_176361:LEO 8755]