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Description: Majestic Cinema
Date Listed: 7 February 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 240993
OS Grid Reference: SK7046881007
OS Grid Coordinates: 470468, 381007
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3213, -0.9436
SK 7081-7181 1/200 - 2/200
Cinema c.1925. Built for Cyril Getcliffe. Red brick with Portland stone dress-
ings. Slate roofs. South front has main entrance to left, with a large ashlar
opening with moulded surround including 5 steps which rise to pairs of double
doors with Art Deco style glazing patterns. Above a large round headed brick
arch, with 2 brick mullions decorated with recessed reliefs of theatrical masks.
3 lower windows with Art Deco style glazing, and above 3 narrows lancets with
similar glazing. The whole situated within a square brick stepped panels, with
patterned brickwork. To the right a 3 storey staircase section with 2 doorways
and a small fixed light. Above 4 staggered staircase windows. Above a pair of
small windows and a triple window, all with Art Deco style glazing. Beyond to the
right a 2 storey section with overhanging Mansard roof. 2 doorways and a small
window, with above 3, 3 light casements. Beyond again to the right a fly tower,
with a large scenery doorway on the ground floor and a tall projecting signboard
above. Interior contains much of its original fixtures and fittings, and most of
its original decorative detailing. The foyer has panelling, doors, plaster ceil-
ing and staircase as original. Small lower cinema contains some original detail-
ing, though main auditorium has, gallery, boxes and proscenium arch all virtually,
as original. This fine plaster ceiling is supported on elaborated painted mer-
maids. This cinema was designed to accommodate both moving picture shows and
music hall acts, which explains the elaborate theatrical accommodation back stage.
Listing NGR: SK7046881007
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Source: English Heritage
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