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The Crown


The Crown is a prominent building on the corner of Linthorpe Road and Borough Road, Middlesbrough. The building was designed by architect James Forbes, and was originally the Elite Cinema. The cinema opened in July 1923 and had 1,900 seats, a stage, and a cafe with room for dancing. The cinema was owned by Walter Bentley Cinemas Ltd. (who also operated the Elite Cinema in Nottingham). It was taken over by the Associated British Cinemas (ABC) chain In December 1935.[1] In June 1987 the building became the Crown Bingo Club. Then in 1996 it was converted into a pub, "The Crown", run by the Stonegate Pub Company. The building was added to Middlesbrough Council’s heritage 'Local List' in 2011 because of its architectural and social value.[2]

Linthorpe Road Local List 1923 Former Cinemas Historic Buildings and Monuments in Middlesbrough
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The Crown Public House 51-53 Borough Road

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The Crown

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- "Opened as the Elite Cinema in July 1923, and designed by architect James Forbes with 1,900 seats. It was owned and operated by Walter Bentley Cinemas Ltd. who also ...

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Exciting plans over three floors for the Crown in Middlesbrough - including large Chinese restaurant
- Gazette Live, 14th January 2017. "One of Middlesbrough’s landmark buildings could see it transformed into a multi-use venue on a par with Leeds’ Corn Exchange...."

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