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Search Aspect ( Morley Picture House )
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Finefare Supermarket, formerly Morley Picture House (Morley) (2 comments)
Colour imageMay 1967. View of Finefare Supermarket, formerly Morley Picture House, built in 1913. Morley Picture House closed as a cinema before the New Pavilion. After the last picture was shown there it remained empty for a while and then it was converted into a supermarket for Finefare (Garfield Weston's). The prices shown in the window of Finefare are in pounds, shillings and pence. Unfortunately, there was nowhere to make a large car park for a supermarket on this site to take advantage of the new methods of shopping. The stone built shops to the left of the supermarket are considerably older than the picture house, being built in 1895. At this time they included F. W. Rhodes, electrical goods; Seel paint and wallpaper and Ward's drapery store which supplied many chapel bazaars with favourable discount terms. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
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Queen Street, Morley (Morley)
Black & White imageMay 1938. View of Queen Street, looking north. On the right can be seen Morley Picture House, showing "Keep Fit" starring George Formby, followed by the premises of Samuel S Clegg, pawnbroker, and the then recently built shop of Montague Burton outfitters. On the left are, the Methodist Sunday School Building, Boots the Chemist, also recently built, and the top of Morley Town Hall. Smoke from a mill chimney, probably Prospect Mill, can be seen in the centre.
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Queen Street, Morley Picture House (Morley) (1 comment)
Black & White imagec1914. Morley Picture House was the first purpose built cinema in the town and was opened in 1913. Here are the staff in front of the building in its early years, probably 1914 judging by the films on show which were The Sleuth Hounds, The Mystery of the Old Mill and A Tragedy in the Clouds. During its early years the Picture House had a cafe upstairs and the whole project was a big success so that by 1916 the New Pavilion Theatre was persuaded to change to the Pavilion Cinema, sometimes repeating films that had done well when shown at the Picture House. The Picture House changed over to "talkies" almost two years before the Pavilion, but also closed down several years before, in the 1960s. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
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Queen Street, Morley Picture House (Morley) (1 comment)
Black & White imagec1935. A night-time photograph of Morley Picture House in Queen Street with the tram line running past the vestibule. The film being shown is Sydney Howard in "The Hope of His Side", which dates the picture to about 1935, which was the year that the trams stopped running in Morley. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
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