Scala Cinema

Photograph of the Scala Cinema, c1922.

This cinema first opened as the Electric Bioscope in January 1909 after the existing shop was converted to a cinema. It was acquired by George Beyfus in 1922 who changed its name to Scala.

Although its name changed several times, it remained in operation as a cinema until c31 August 1979. The last film shown here was Disney’s  The Spaceman and King Arthur.

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