Tyne and Wear HER(13565): Sunderland, Villiers Street, Villiers Cinema - Details
Sunderland, Villiers Street, Villiers Cinema
The Villiers Electric Theatre was in Villiers Street Hendon. It was the first purpose built cinema in Sunderland which was opened on the 2nd January 1912 at a cost of £4000 and held 1000 patrons. The first film was shown in 1912. The last film shown was on the 16th March 1958 The cinema closed after this performance. The building is derelict but the exterior remains intact.
Anderson, A. (1995) A century of Sunderland Cinemas