|The Old Cinemas Of Sheffield
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The Abbeydale & Ritz
Built 1920 Closed 1975
Cinema is listed and unused by humans,
The main cinema building is apparently undergoing some building/repair work, as from Monday Feb 28th 2000 there are builders working inside and on the roof.
News January 27th 2004
The corner glass windows near the bus stop now sports this "Friends Of" poster and the other is a display for a forthcoming play. Although I took a couple of photos of the display, the condensation on the window stopped me from getting a good shot.
|Guy Brown is a local photographer, and this classy web site takes a tour through the Abbeydale picture house|
Another Website about the Abbeydale
Friends of Abbeydale Picture House
Parson Cross Cinema Feb 2000
New Update 24th Feb 2004
Thanks to the eagle eyed Tom Roddis
Now the Ritz Social Club
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This Cinema, and site it stood on, was sold by Auction
Auctioneer: Mark Jenkinson & Son. Auction Date 21 January 2003
Sold for £108,000
Here is the Brochure Info :--
A substantial detached brick building originally a cinema dating from the mid 1930's. The property was converted in the early 1960's and has until recent years been operated as a social club and bingo hall. The buildings occupy a site of approximately .51 of an acre and planning consent has recently been granted for residential development subject to a Section 106 agreement.
The property occupies a prominent position fronting the south side of Southey Green Road roundabout with the junction of Wordsworth Avenue and enjoying easy access to A61 - one of the main arterial routes leading from the north of Sheffield and the M1.
1,143 sq m
TOTAL AREA 1,748 sq m
The property is leasehold for 200 years from the 6th December 1937 at an annual ground rent of £129
Outline planning consent was granted for residential development on the 17th July 2002. A copy of the consent and associated Section 106 Agreement, is available for inspection at the offices of the auctioneers.
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