Albert Hall Cinema, Interior, Stafford,

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Date:25th of April 1959

Description:The Albert Cinema opened in May 1912 in a former rag and bone warehouse on Crabbery Street. It closed three years later.

In 1919 the building was converted into a repertory theatre and remained as such until 1932 when it reopened as a cinema, known locally as the 'Flea Pit'.

The Albert Cinema closed in 1952, and by 1963 the building had become the premises of the Stafford and Stone Co-operative Society.


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Donor ref:P97.004.0008 (18/1041)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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