The Empire Theatre, Longton

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Date:1960 - 1969 (c.)

Description:The Chancery Lane side of the building. Built as the Queen's Theatre in 1896 after a fire had destroyed the previous building, the Empire was a theatre until 1921, when it was converted into a cinema. Its front faced onto Commerce Street. In 1966 it was converted into a bingo hall. A fire on New Years Eve, 1992 destroyed the building apart from the facade, which in turn was demolished in 1997.


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The Union Hotel and Commerce Street, Longton
The Union Hotel and Commerce Street, Longton

Photograph taken looking north-west.

Commerce Street, Longton
Commerce Street, Longton

Photograph probably taken from Millbank Street. Part of John Tams' old kiln can ...

Empire Theatre, Longton
Empire Theatre, Longton

Photograph taken from the Chancery Lane side. The Chancery Lane side of the building. ...

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Source: Lovatt Collection, Stoke on Trent City Archives

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