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Palace (Alton)

  • Theatre ID
    1316
  • Built / Converted
    1914
  • Dates of use
    • 1914 - 1939
  • Current state
    Extant
  • Current use
    Bingo (Bingo downstairs, cinema upstairs)
  • Address
    Normandy Street, Alton, Hampshire, England

Details

The Palace has the distinctive long body and plain façe of an early cine variety house. The façe has been rendered, obliterating all original features. Stage use was occasional, and not recent. A balcony, inserted in 1931 now forms a well-maintained small 'de luxe' cinema. Downstairs is used for bingo. The stage remains in situ.


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  • Events
    • 1914 - 1939 Use:
    • 1914 Design/Construction:
      • Unknown - Architect
    • 1914 Owner/Management: Phillips family of Aldershot, owners
    • 1931 Alteration: balcony inserted
      • Unknown - Architect
    • 1984 Alteration: twinned
      • Unknown - Architect
    • 1984 Owner/Management: Spedeworth International, owner
    • 1988 Owner/Management: Mark Eaton, owner (son of MD of Spedeworth International)
  • Capacities
    • Later: 1951: 825
  • Listings
    • Grade Not listed

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