Picture Palace Cinema

Location and period of operation:

Picture Palace Bournes Bank, Burslem 1911



The Burslem Picture Palace, converted from a skating rink in 1911 to become the first cinema in the Potteries ‘mother town’, could seat 1,200 and was described as ‘the largest and most comfortable picture theatre in the Midlands’ with ‘velvet tip-up seats throughout’


It was rebuilt in 1936 as the New Palace.




(See sources)


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