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New Coliseum


Former theatre and cinema at no's 246-248 Whitley Road. The grand façade of the New Coliseum is a feature of the town centre in Whitley Bay. It originally opened as the Coliseum Theatre in 1910 to provide live theatre and variety hall entertainment.[1] In 1919 it was extensively altered and reopened as the New Coliseum cinema for ‘silent movies’. The cinema was taken over by Associated British Cinemas (ABC) on 23rd December 1929 and introduced the first ‘talkies’ to Whitley Bay. The last film to be screened there was on the 1st May 1971, after which it was used as a bingo hall for some time.[2] Today you can catch a film in Whitley Bay at the Jam Jar Cinema.

Town Centre Films and Cinema Local List 1919 1910
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New Coliseum, Whitley Bay (1983)

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New Colliseum building, Whitley Road

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Tyne and Wear HER(6739): Whitley Bay, Whitley Road, Nos. 246-248, Coliseum Theatre
- "The Coliseum, advertised as a new theatre and variety hall, was built in the garden of Whitley House, then the Unionist Club, by Mr William Smelt and opened on Whit ...

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New Coliseum Cinema, Whitley Bay
- Information and a photograph of the pre-1919 Coliseim Theatre. "Located in the centre of Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear. The Coliseum Theatre was opened in May 1910. It was extensively altered ...

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Whitley Bay - New Coliseum

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Tyne & Wear HER: 6739
Post code: NE26 2TE
Grid ref: NZ35527215

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