The Elite Cinema, High Street, Uttoxeter

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Date:1936

Description:The Elite Cinema with Hedley Reynolds changing the film title on the front. The film being advertised is probably Romeo and Juliet, starring Norma Shearer and Leslie Howard, and released in 1936.

The Elite was owned by Mrs Baize of the Manor House and Mrs Stebbings from Ashbourne. The 900 seat cinema was built by Messrs Ward and Godbehere for Mr F.P. Birch and Mrs F.W. Stebbings. It opened on 9th September 1935 showing 'Bright Eyes', starring Shirley Temple. By 1976 the main area was a bingo hall, the balcony a 120 seat cinema. In 2004 the whole building was a Pentecostal Church.


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1910s
Jessie Gains and William A. Gains, Uttoxeter
Jessie Gains and William A. Gains, Uttoxeter

Jessie Gains (1890-1964) was the daughter of Charles and Mary Ann Bond, who lived ...

1930s
Wedding of Jack Hudson and Edna Gains, Uttoxeter
Wedding of Jack Hudson and Edna Gains, Uttoxeter

In the photograph are (left to right): Benjamin Smith, Harriet Alice Smith (seated, ...

1960s
Royal Oak, High Street, Uttoxeter
Royal Oak, High Street, Uttoxeter

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