OLD PLYMOUTH . UK
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  Brian Moseley, Plymouth
Webpage created: July 03, 2017.
Webpage updated: July 03, 2017

        

THEATRES AND CINEMAS IN OLD PLYMOUTH

CARLTON THEATRE

On July 8th 1936 the license and lease of the Gaiety Theatre in Union Street, Plymouth, was transferred from Messrs H B Mather Cinemas Ltd to Messrs W E and E J Pope. They ran small cinemas in Tavistock and Wadebridge as well as the Carlton at Okehampton.

After re-seating the premises during the summer of 1936, the Gaiety was reopened on Saturday August 1st 1936 as the Carlton Theatre.

The premises were owned by Mr C Lowe.  It was said to seat only 580 people and it had a staff of nine.  It closed on Saturday June 3rd 1939 due to the expiry of the lease.

Messrs G E Prance and W Mumford bought the premises and with the intention of turning it into the Embassy Cinema.