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Palace Picture Hall, Eyres Avenue (Armley) (79 comments)
Black & White image1970. View of the former Palace Picture Hall, shown here as The New Western Bingo Hall, located in Eyres Avenue. The building was opened as an 800 seater cinema on Monday 26th August 1912, advertising as the "Finest Picture Hall in West Leeds". The premises, formerly Armley Rink, had been completely re-designed under the personal supervision of Managing Director, Councillor Ezra Hoyle. The opening film was 'The Governor's Daughter' and seats could be booked in advance for 2d (1p). Ticket prices were 2d (1p), 4d (1.5p) and 6d (2.5p). One thousand people attended the two evening performances on opening night. It was described as "the most healthy and comfortable hall in the distict, breathing area 500 cu.ft to each person when the hall is full", also the management boasted that "persons entering while the pictures are being exhibited are shown to their seats by young ladies who have electric flash lights." Part of the building was converted into a dance hall and a cafe was attached. By 1937 the dance hall had been converted back to a skating rink, operating alongside the cinema. The Armley Palace Picture Hall closed on Saturday 22nd August 1964 with a showing of 'Summer Magic' starring Hayley Mills. The premises were subsequently converted to the New Western Bingo Hall. Here, it is advertising a £400 jackpot.
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Aberford Road, Lucky Days Bingo Hall (Woodlesford) (14 comments)
Black & White image19th July 1979. View of Lucky Days Bingo Hall, 146 Aberford Road, which has round windows on upper floor. Sonia, ladies' hairdresser, occupies part of the ground floor. Semi-detached houses at no.s 148-154 Aberford Road can be seen on the left.
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Domestic Street, Silver Dollar Star Bingo and Social Club (Holbeck) (2 comments)
Black & White image1969. View of Domestic Street showing the Silver Dollar Star Bingo and Social Club. Notices on either side of the entrance give the times of the bingo sessions and the jackpot prizes to be won. Formerly the Picture House Cinema, the building was designed by F. W. Rhodes of Upper Wortley and opened on Wednesday 5th January 1916 with a showing of "My Old Dutch" with Albert Chevalier, as well as the latest War gazette. It closed as a cinema on 11th July 1962, the final film being "2 and 2 make six" starring George Chakaris.
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Esso Service Station, Dewsbury Road (Beeston)
Black & White imagec1970s. Image shows the Esso Service Station on Dewsbury Road. The site was purchased by Esso in 1971 and the former properties were cleared. These included the Crescent Garage and other businesses owned by Charles Edward Parfitt and numbering 293 to 297 Dewsbury Road. At the left edge is the former Crescent Cinema which closed in 1968 and re-opened as the Mecca Bingo Hall.
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High Street, Yeadon (Yeadon)
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.
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