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Queen's Cinema

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Queen's Cinema / Tonic
  160 Battlefield Road

Opened in 1922, and originally seated around 500. Renamed the Tonic in 1934, it closed to films in 1962. Was a sports shop for a while, now a pub.

The cinema was in the basement and front garden of the tenement behind, and was known locally as 'the catacombs'.

Photo here c1980 courtesy Chris Doak, showing the tenement block behind, since demolished.

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