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Scala Cinema, number 12 Albion Place

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City Centre
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Mr. K. S. Wheelan
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Scala Cinema, number 12 Albion Place
1928. View showing the 1,692 seater Scala Cinema located at number 12 Albion Place. It was built to designs by architects Essex and Goodman of Birmingham and was advertised as 'Yorkshire's Wonder Cinema' when it opened on Monday 24th June 1922. The first showing was of the Samuelson-Wylie film 'The Game of Life'. The Lord Mayor of Leeds, William Hodgson Esq., performed the opening ceremony. 'The Three Musketeers' starring Douglas fairbanks was also shown that week. Admission prices were 1/3d (6p) in the stalls and 2/4d (11.5p) in the circle. It closed on 31st August 1957, becoming a furniture showroom. The final film shown was 'Across the Bridge' starring Rod Steiger. In this image dating from 1928 the advertised film is 'The Poppies of Flanders' released in 1927, starring Jameson Thomas and Eve Gray.

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