Tyne and Wear HER(12065): Bensham, Bewick Road West, Coatsworth Cinema

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  • Description

    "Built in 1913 (surely one of the earliest surviving purpose-built cinemas) in red brick with a Neo-Byzantine tower. It is now a boarded-up former bingo hall with a garish modern canopy {1}. This was the last cinema to be built in Gateshead before the First World War. The Coatsworth was designed by J. Landell Nicholson. The main entrance was on Bewick Road with a foyer across the width of the building. The stairs led via a mezzanine floor and waiting area to the 503 seat circle. On the ground floor there were 510 seats in the pit and 330 seats in the stalls. There was an orchestra pit and a stage. The paintwork was painted in 'delicate blues and cream'. With 1343 seats this was Gateshead's second largest pre-war cinema....."
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    Link: http://www.twsitelines.info/SMR/12065
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 9 years, 9 months ago
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