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Pavilion, Portslade

The building on the left is the Pavilion Cinema

The Pavilion as it appeared in the 1958 film Battle of the V1, soon after closing.

Prince's Imperial Picture Palace and Theatre (1911-c1918)
Picturedrome (c1918-1932)
Pavilion Cinema (1932-1958)

100 North Street, Portslade
operated 1911-1958

1911 March 15 Opens as Prince's Imperial Picture Palace and Theatre. Designed by Brighton architect R G Pierce. Owned by H Gutteridge. 450 seats.
c1918 Acquired by Sussex Picturedromes (see Duke of York's cinemas, Brighton and Shoreham), renamed Picturedrome. 350 seats.
c1930 Equipped for sound; 298 seats.
1931 Proprietor and resident manager: P V Reyholds. Continuous shows, two changes weekly, occasional variety shows. Prices 6d-1s 2d.
1932 May 4 Re-opens as the Pavilion Cinema after extensive re-building by Braybons to a design by Brighton architect H Leslie Bishop; 650 seats. Proscenium width 30ft, stage depth 10ft. Westrex sound system. The opening film is an Anglo-German co-production called Tell Me Tonight.
1942 Prices 8d-1s 6d.
1948 Prices 10d-2s.
1953 Prices 1s-2s 6d. Three changes weekly. Occasional variety.
1958 February 15 Closes. The last films are The Lonely Man and Scared Stiff.
1958 The cinema is a location for The Battle of the V1.

The site is now occupied by the London & Brighton Plating Company's building.

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David Fisher