Palladium Cinema, Blacker Road, Birkby

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  • also known as: Palladium Picture Palace, Carlton Cinema, Masjid Omar (mosque)
  • location: Blacker Road, Birkby
  • status: still exists but now in different use
  • category: cinema

Originally opened as the Palladium on 16 March 1914 with a seating capacity of 500 until closure in February 1937. Then rebuilt in the Art Deco style to a design by J.H. Freer of Fenay Bridge, it re-opened in August 1937 as the Carlton Cinema with an increased capacity of 674. Eventually closed in July 1954.

The building was then used as a bingo hall before being converted into a mosque.