Lyric Cinema, Heaton


Lyric Theatre, Heaton, 1936"The Lyric Cinema opened on 6th January 1936 with Shirley Temple in "The Little Colonel". The building has an imposing corner location and has two entrances, above which is a green pantile mansard roof. Seating was provided in stalls and circle, with a 38 feet proscenium opening, a 10 feet deep stage and added facilities of a cafe and a free car park. It was designed by Newcastle architectural firm Marshall & Tweedy, with internal decorations by R.J. Richardson. Throughout its life it was an independently operated cinema, the initial operators being Tyne Picture Houses Ltd. of Wallsend. The Lyric Cinema was closed as a cinema on 20th June 1959 with Alec Guinness in “The Horse’s Mouth”. It was a victim of the introduction of Tyne-Tees commercial television which began broadcasting in the area in January 1959. However, the Lyric building was put to good use as it was purchased by the People’s Theatre..." (Cinema Treasures) Stephenson Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 5QF. Now the People's Theatre.

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049840:Lyric cinema Stephenson Road Heaton Unknown 1936

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049863:Lyric cinema Stephenson Road Heaton Unknown 1936

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People's Theatre
- "Located in the Heaton district, east of the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne. The Lyric Cinema opened on 6th January 1936 with Shirley Temple in "The Little Colonel". The building ...

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Tyne and Wear HER(9861): Heaton, Benton Bank, The People's Theatre (Lyric)
- "The People’s Theatre is a landmark in its setting; the green pantile roof contrasts with the red brick with stone detailing and makes the art deco style building stand ...

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People's Theatre, Heaton
- Overview About the Prople's Theatre Map Street View 1959: "The unfailing support of the Tyneside audience for our choice of play encourages us to purchase the Lyric Cinema, Heaton. It ...
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