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Star Music Hall / Shakespeare Music Hall /
New Star Theatre of Varieties / Pringle's Picture Palace   
12, Watson St


Images and text from the Illustrated London News, November 8, 1884
Opened in 1878 as the Star Music Hall, in the upper levels of a warehouse. Renamed, 1881, 1885. Closed from 1884-92 due to a disaster where 14 people died (see newspaper extract). Renamed 1897 and reopened in November 1907 by Ralph Pringle for cinema use, seating 1,200. Closed July 1914. Leased by Frutin for cine-variety, 1914 - 1934. Variety only from c.1918. Reverted to Queen's theatre name. Destroyed by fire, 1952. Demolished in 1956.
Further details can be found on the Arthur Lloyd website here.




 
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