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The Picture House

Read about Sir Titus Salt.

117/117a Queen Street, Morley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS27 8HE

This Queen Street site comprises two former shops (Arthritis Research UK and Blockbuster Video). A photo taken in 1999 shows that the charity shop was then Motor World. A photo from 1967 shows that the whole site was occupied by Finefare. The supermarket had been converted from Morley’s first purpose-built cinema. The Picture House opened on 1 December 1913, showing silent films. ‘Talkies’ arrived in 1931. ‘Cinemascope’ was introduced in 1956. However, the growing popularity of television forced The Picture House to close four years later.

Photographs and text about Sir Titus Salt.

In December 2001, Saltaire was designated a World Heritage site by UNESCO. The buildings belonging to the model village are individually listed and Saltaire is a conservation area.

Sir Titus Salt had eleven children, all of whom have a street named after them in Saltaire.

Photographs and text about entertainment in Morley. 

The text reads: The depression years of the 1930’s reduced the numbers of carnivals and competitions being organised and gradually comic bands began to split up. After the Second World War they eventually became just a memory.

Artwork depicting the history of cinema between 1895 and 1960.

External photograph of the building – main entrance.

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