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A photo of a Bioscope in a fairground

A Bioscope show at the turn of the century.
Source – BFI Stills, Posters and Designs.

A photo of a cinematograph theatre in London

Pyke’s Cinematograph Theatre in Balham, south London, photographed soon after it opened in 1911.
RCHME © Crown Copyright.

A photo of the Richmond cinema, built in 1929

The Richmond Cinema, built in 1929.
Courtesy of the Greater London Records Office.

Children in the cinema in the early 1900s

Child audience.
Source – BFI Stills, Posters and Designs.

A photo of the Scala cinema in Derbyshire

The Scala Cinema, Ilkeston, Derbyshire.
Courtesy of David Roddis.

Picture of inside the Astoria cinema in Brixton

Interior of the Astoria, Brixton; seating 4,500 people.
Source – BFI Stills, Posters and Designs.

A photo of the Granada cinema in Tooting

Interior of the Granada, Tooting.
Source – BFI Stills, Posters and Designs.

Picture of a 1930s cinema cafe

1930s cinema café, The Regent Sheffield.
Source – Sheffield City Library.

A photo of a 1930s art deco cinema interior

1930s art deco cinema interior (Odeon Leicester Square).
Source – BFI Stills, Posters and Designs.

Photograph of children at the cinema

The Odeon, Brentwood, Essex opened in 1937.
Photography by Kevin S. Wheelan. Source – BFI Stills, Posters and Designs.

Cinema adverts from 1937

Cinema advertisements, 1937.
Enter the Dream-House, MOMI.

Photograph of a crowd of people in a cinema queue

Queue outside a cinema in 1937.
Source – BFI Stills, Posters and Designs.

Photograph of cinema (exterior)

Cinema front. (Maida Vale Picture House)
Courtesy of the Greater London Records Office.

hotograph showing the outside of a disused cinema

The Electra Palace, Eckington, Derbyshire, in 1966.
Sheffield Newspapers. Source – Sheffield City Library.

Photograph of an old cinema being used as a car showroom

Early cinema in Richmond, Surrey (1910), used as a car showroom.
Courtesy of the Greater London Records Office.

A photo of the Mecca Social Club in Gloucester in 1975

Mecca Social Club, Gloucester, 1975 (Previously the Ritz Cinema).
Source – BFI Stills, Posters and Designs.