This building first opened its doors to cinema-going public on the eve of World War I. The cinema screened films until the 1990s, then became this pub. On its first day of opening (23/2/14), admission prices to a matinée showing of The House of Temperley ranged from three pence to one shilling. The cinema flourished during the 1920s. A new era was ushered in on 28 April 1930, when The Picture House screened its first ‘talkie’ – The Last of Mrs Cheyney, starring Norma Shearer and Basil Rathbone.
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