Tyne and Wear HER(13552): Southwick, Clockwell Street, The Gem - Details
Southwick, Clockwell Street, The Gem
Religious Ritual and Funerary
Place of Worship
This cinema opened in July 1913 and was a converted chapel able to seat c. 300. It was Sunderlands smallest cinema and was owned by James Noble, a fairground attraction owner. After his death in 1924 the cinema closed; it later became the premises for the National Assistance Board (later Social Security) now demolished.
Anderson, A. (1995) A century of Sunderland Cinemas; The Archaeological Practice Ltd., 2014, List of Non Conformist Chapels in Sunderland