Tyne and Wear HER(7875): Gateshead, High Street, The Metropole Theatre - Details
Gateshead, High Street, The Metropole Theatre
Music Speech and Dance Venue
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.
I.C. Carlton, 1974, A Short History of Gateshead, p 69; TWAS plans 1895/195; Frank Manders, Cinemas of Gateshead