The ABC Cinema in Raby Road, Hartlepool opened as The Forum in 1937. It became the Fairworld much later and closed in 1983. Photo courtesy of the Hartlepool Library Service.
The ABC Cinema in Raby Road, Hartlepool opened as The Forum in 1937. It became the Fairworld much later and closed in 1983. Photo courtesy of the Hartlepool Library Service.

Wow! Hartlepool once had all of these picture houses, cinemas and theatres - and more besides

Back in the days of the big screen idol, Hartlepool had picture houses galore – and a healthy variety of theatres as well.

Sunday, 11th October 2020, 7:00 am

But how many have you heard of? Thanks to the help of the Hartlepool Museum Service and the Hartlepool Library Service, we can share some wonderful pictures from times gone by.

There’s the Gaumont and the Gaiety, the Palladium and the Northerns. Had you heard of the Westies or maybe the Lex?

How about the Hartlepool picture house which never opened? We have them all.

So take a look and find out more about Hartlepool’s picture past.

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