Collection of Yorkshire cinema advertising materials


The collections contains materials relating to cinema advertising and advertising screens, predominantly in Leeds and Yorkshire-based cinemas and businesses. Cinemas and theatres represented in the collection include The Civic Theatre (Leeds), The Continental Palace (Hull), The Playhouse (Alnwick), The Playhouse (Berwick), Lyric Cinema (Leeds), Crescent Cinema (Leeds), Cottage Road Cinema (Leeds), Carlton Cinema (Leeds), Capitol Cinema (Leeds), Kingsway Cinema (Leeds), Rex Cinema (Leeds), Lyme House and Palace Cinemas (Prescot), The Playhouse (Hulme), The Tower Picture House (Leeds), The Palladium Cinema and Opera House (Ripon), The Pavilion Theatre (Northwich), Hyde Park Picture House (Leeds), The Continental Palace (Huddersfield) and other Yorkshire and northern cinema and theatres.

The collection includes original artwork and designs for cinemas, theatres and other local businesses. There are also catalogues, film samples and synopsis' for advertising films. There is a small amount of correspondence relating to production and sales of cinema advertising screens, and some technical documents giving specifications for their production. There is also photography in the collection, of both advertising screens in situ and cinema adverts themselves.


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Cinema, Leeds, Yorkshire, Cinema Advertising, Cinema Buildings, Advertising and Design
Access is given in accordance with the NSMM access policy. Material from this collection is available to researchers through the museum’s Insight facility.
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