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I’ve never seen any interior photos in the City Library’s collection?

As I recall, there was nothing at all luxurious about the Cinema House? It was quite small.

The thing I remember most about it was the smell of coffee and food from the small Cafe it had.

If you look at the photos above,the screen was at the right hand end of the building,where you entered. 

The circle was quite small too.

The auditorium was very narrow and pretty useless for the later CinemaScope and other Wide-Screen processes.

Ironically,it did get to show first,exclusive and lengthy runs of many of these movies. Such as: Gigi,An Affair to Remember,High Society,The Girl Can’t Help It,War & Peace,etc.

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Hmmm. Around the time it first opened in May 1913 the interior is described to have been 'Constructed at great cost, and decorated in the most artistic fashion'.

It's the 'artistic fashion' bit I'm attempting to investigate. Trying to see if anything exists or remained of that original interior but so far no luck.

Tried contacting Sheffield Archives and Museums, not sure where else to search!

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I think you would need to find relatives of the original Owners/Manager?

The library may be able to furnish you with these facts.

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