||| Plaza Cinema, Assembly Rooms, 32 New Briggate (City Centre) (44 comments)
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.
[internal reference; 20041210_42463320:CINE 15]
|||Allders Department Store, interior view, New Briggate (City Centre) (1 comment)
Interior view of allders Department Store, taken at the time of it's closure in 2005. showing the entrance on New Briggate. A notice on the door reads "All store Fixtures and Equipment for Sale Here in Store". Above the entrance are the words 'See you again soon!' which are not now so appropriate.
[internal reference; 2007720_164223:LEO 1859]
|||Briggate junction with Upper Headrow (City Centre)
View taken from the corner of Briggate and Lower Headrow, across the junction with Briggate to the left and New Briggate to the right looking along Upper Headrow. Burton's, tailors, can be seen at numbers 85 to 87 Briggate at the corner with the Upper Headrow. On the opposite corner is number 1 New Briggate the premises of Allan Schofield, tobacconist, with Edward Skelton, hosier at number 3. The shops to the right on Upper Headrow were to be demolished for the building of Lewis's.
[internal reference; 2004223_73524112:N LIC Headrow (25)]
|||Briggate looking towards the Headrow and the junctionwith New Briggate. (City Centre) (1 comment)
|6th October 1999.
View of Briggate looking towards the Headrow and the junction with New Briggate. Left of centre is the 1932 Lewis's building which became Allders in 1996. Allders in the Headrow has since closed and plans are in place for the re-development of the building. Right of centre is the Odeon Cinema, now a Primark store. The trees visible are in St. John's Churchyard. Advertising for Leeds Film Festival straddles the top of Briggate.
[internal reference; 200766_163794:MIL 39/1]
|||Grand Theatre 46 New Briggate (City Centre) (1 comment)
View of the Grand Theatre at number 46 New Briggate. It opened on the 18th November 1878 with a performance of William Shakespeare's 'Much Ado about Nothing'. George Corson designed the theatre assisted by James Robertson Watson.
[internal reference; 200787_164434:LEO 1696]