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Hippodrome Theatre, Northumberland Road


In 1909 a skating rink known as 'White City' was built on Northumberland Road in Newcastle; the building had a large white dome and was located next door to the Olympia cimema. However, in In 1910 it was altered and briefly reopened as a cinema and then the 'Dreamland Ballroom de Luxe'. Then in 1912 the building was redesigned with the dome removed, for use as a variety theatre, and it was renamed 'The Hippodrome'. This remained in operation until its closure on the 20th of May 1933.[1]

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018647:Olympia cinema Northumberland Road Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown c.1910

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066448:The Hippodrome Theatre Northumberland Road Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown c.1926

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The Hippodrome Theatre, Newcastle
- "The Newcastle Hippodrome was built in August 1909 as a skating rink complete with a large white dome on the top. It was known then as 'The White City'. In ...

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