Cinema



Cinema House (Doncaster Gate)
Cinema House, Doncaster Gate, Rotherham

© Rotherham Family History Society 1920s

Cinema House, Doncaster Gate, Rotherham

© Old Rotherham 2015

Opened in March 1914 and built in a Moorish style. For a fuller history of the cinema visit the Cinema Treasures page.

Cinema House (Doncaster Gate)
Cinema House, Doncaster Gate, Rotherham

© Rotherham Family History Society

Cinema House, Doncaster Gate, Rotherham

© Bus Pictures

Cinema House, Doncaster Gate, Rotherham

© Old Rotherham 2015

These images show the 3 eras: Original, 1960s "modernisation" and Gone.

Cinema House (Doncaster Gate)
Cinema House, Doncaster Gate, Rotherham

© Unknown

Cinema House, Doncaster Gate, Rotherham

© Old Rotherham 2015

Another set looking down Doncaster Gate, this time showing the cinema in its Bingo era.

Empire / Essoldo / Classic / Cannon
Empire, Essoldo, Classic, Cannon, Rotherham

© Unknown

Empire, Essoldo, Classic, Cannon, Rotherham

© Old Rotherham 2013

Opened as the "Empire Theatre" in 1913 and closed as "Cannon" in 1990. Since then it has been used as a night club, firstly as "New York, New York", then as "Beach" and is now called "Pop". For a fuller history of the cinema visit the Cinema Treasures page.

Regal / Odeon / Scala
Regal, Odeon, Rotherham

© Unknown

Regal, Odeon, Rotherham

© Old Rotherham 2013

Opened as the "Regal" in 1934 and closed as the "Scala" in 1983. Since then it has been used as a Bingo Hall under the names of "Ritz Bingo Club" and "Mecca Bingo". For a fuller history of the cinema visit the Cinema Treasures page.

Picture House / Roxy (Swinton)
Picture House, Roxy, Rotherham

© Rotherham Family History Society 1963

Picture House, Roxy, Rotherham

© Old Rotherham 2013

Opened as the "Picture House" in 1929 and closed as the "Roxy" in 1965. Since then it has been used as a Skateboard Centre, Squash Club and is now a Bar called Cafe Sport. For a fuller history of the cinema visit the Cinema Treasures page.

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If you have any photos of Rotherham's cinemas that we could include on this page please email them to cinema@old-rotherham.co.uk