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7875


Gateshead


Gateshead, High Street, The Metropole Theatre


Gateshead


NZ26SE


Recreational


Music Speech and Dance Venue


Theatre


Early Modern


C19


Documentary Evidence


Gateshead's most luxurious theatre. On the corner of Jackson Street and High Street. Opened 28 September 1896 by Weldon Watts, former owner of the Queen's (HER 7874). The Metropole had a marble staircase, brass handrails and an elaborate plasterwork ceiling. It became the Scala Cinema in 1919.


256


631


NZ256631



I.C. Carlton, 1974, A Short History of Gateshead, p 69; TWAS plans 1895/195; Frank Manders, Cinemas of Gateshead

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