Webpage created: July 03, 2017.
Webpage updated: July 03, 2017
THEATRES AND CINEMAS IN OLD PLYMOUTH
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.