Fabulous graphics on this 1906 Programme and the condition is really excellent for a paper piece of some 110 years of age. The programme measures 10 1/2" x 5 1/4' folded opening out to 10 1/2" x 15 1/4". The HOLLOWAY Empire commenced performances in 1889 and was converted for full time Cinema use in November 1923 when it became part of the Biocolour Picture Theatres chain. Bicolour were taken over by Gaumont British Theatres in July 1927, and the Empire was later fitted out for 'Talkies' in 1930. The Empire was closed by Gaumont in late August 1938 because they had built a huge new Cinema almost opposite the Theatre making the Empire surplus to requirements.
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