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picture palace

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(Film) Brit an old-fashioned name for cinema1a
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Noun1.picture palace - a theater where films are shownpicture palace - a theater where films are shown  
bioscope - a South African movie theater
fleapit - an old shabby movie theater
multiplex - a movie theater than has several different auditoriums in the same building
theater, theatre, house - a building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented; "the house was full"
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AN historic cinema organ which once entertained thousands of people in one of Chester's much loved but long gone picture palaces has been given a new lease of life thousands of miles away in a theatre in Australia.
An historic cinema organ which once entertained thousands of people in one ofChester's much loved but long gone picture palaces has been given a new lease of life thousands of miles away in a theatre in Australia.
Many years ago, Westerns were shown in all those picture palaces with glamorous names - the Plaza, Essoldo Ritz, Empire, Gaumont, Regal and many more.
'Picture palaces', showing 'talkies' flourished in nearly every town and city of Britain - while new dance halls attracted thousands of young people.
New cinema 'picture palaces' opened in nearly every town and city of Britain, while new dance halls attracted thousands of young people.
If there was any fun to be had, it was perhaps at the local cinema -'picture palaces' opened in nearly every town and city of Britain -while new dance halls attracted thousands of young people.
| |In the next few weeks we will be looking at life in Birmingham's backto-backs, the pubs and clubs of bygone Brum, and more of your memories of the picture palaces that once proliferated in the city.
READER Sandie Chappell of Bailiff Bridge says: "Loved reading your article about the picture palaces in Huddersfield.
YOU can guess from readers' letters that today's multiplexes with vast screens and sophisticated sound systems will never inspire the sort of affection still felt for our town's long-gone suburban cinemas or the posher "picture palaces" on Queen Street.
Home of the Toronto fest's Midnight Madness section until 1994, the venerable venue has had many incarnations--opening as one of the city's first "picture palaces" in 1913 and operating as a repertory house for the past 30 years.
Picture Palaces and Flea-Pits: Eighty Years of Australians and the Pictures.
The picture palaces are gone, like the beloved Indian country, and they have built apartments over many of the suburban tennis courts.