Majestic Cinema, Viaduct Street, Huddersfield

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Details

  • also known as: Olympia Cinema, Star Picture House, New Star Picture House
  • location: Viaduct Street (between Green Street & Oxford Street), Huddersfield
  • status: still exists but now in different use
  • category: cinema

Originally opened as the Olympia in October 1912, it was known by locals as the "rumble" — presumably due its proximity to the railway line. Subsequently it was known as Star Picture House and then the New Star Picture House.

Following a fire in August 1939[1], it was renovated in an Art Deco style by J.H. Freer and reopened in 1940 as the Majestic Cinema. The Majestic eventually closed in 1964.

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Notes and References

  1. "Cinema Ablaze at Huddersfield" in Yorkshire Post (04/Aug/1939). The newspaper reported that Inspector Bennington, Chief of the Huddersfield Fire Brigade, personally rescued the cinema's cat from the fire.