New Quay Picturehouse, High Street, Boston

A Memory of Boston

Bostons second cinema to open was the New Quay Picture-House was situated in the High Street, opposite Van Smirrens tower building which still stands today. The New Quay was opened on Thursday 29th January, 1914, at 2.15pm, had a small seating capacity of only 350 on two levels, like the the New Theatre the Quay never opened its doors on Sundays. It was the town`s first cinema to present the new sound films on Monday 14th October 1929 with `The Singing Fool` but sadly in the early hours of Friday 25th, April 1930 it was destoryed by fire and was demolished. For many years the site was used as a car park for the Co-Op store, the former store building today is the West End 5 screen complex which opened 2001.

A memory shared by Maurice Brader , on Feb 2nd, 2013.

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