|Name:||Leeds Pavilion Cinema|
|Description:||Leeds Pavilion Cinema|
It’s at junction of Stanningley Road and Pudsey Old Road. Trams used to turn round here. If you go down this side, then you go towards Stanningley and into Bramley and if you go down this side you go down towards the rugby ground.
This might be on Stanningely Road near the old police station, oh no fire station that’s it.
Lower down there used to be heaps of stores.
That’s right. You turn left and go over the by-pass to Bramley. Turn round and go through to the rugby ground near there. Think it’s still there.
There was the Tattler at the other side of the road to Majestics. It were a news theatre.
As you go into the station there were the Tattler. There were just used to be programmes quarter of an hour, so as if you missed one train you could go in and watch for quarter of an hour then go back and get your train.
My neighbour used to work in the box office there.
When I went to the cinema, it were threpence and sixpence. Then it went from sixpence to ninepence. Now it is about two and a half pence. It’s nearly seven quid to go in the IMAX now though.
In Bradford, I used to pay two shilling in 1966, 67. Two shilling were like twenty four pence. Was it worth it? When you are young you are not bothered, you just go for it. You just go for it whatever comes into your mind.
Photo copyright of Ian Grundy.
There were two Pavilion cinemas in Leeds: one on Stanningley Road and the other on Queen Street in Morley. Unfortunately neither are used as cinemas now. The Stanningley Pavilion after a short time as a bingo hall it is now being used as office space. The Pavilion in Morley is now a nightclub.
The Stanningley Pavilion was opened in 1920 though the building work had not been completed. This cinema was on the tram route from Leeds to Stanningley.
The Pavilion in Morley opened in 1911 and could seat up to 800 people in its stalls and circle.
Photo copyright of Ian Grundy