George Cunningham: Streets of Broomhall ~ Part 6

The Star Picture House

Researched and written by Gemma Clarke

The painting below shows the Star Picture House on Ecclesall Road where George and his friends or family used to watch films and the tram shown on this painting is now long gone from this street. The pictures below show the Star Picture House at different time periods but, the building itself was closed as a cinema on 17 January 1962. The building was then used as a Bingo Hall for a time until 1984 when it was subsequently demolished in October 1986 and the area where it used to be, there now stands a Petrol Station.


George’s Life during the Second World War ~ Part 1

The Man and His Art ~ Introduction

Illustration taken from taken from "More George! Growing Up: The Story Continues..." Page 95. 1994
Photo: The Hallamshire Press
The Star Picture House, Ecclesall Road junction of William Street. Unknown year
Photo: SALS PSs02709
Demolition of The Star Picture House, Ecclesall Road junction of William Street. 1986
Photo: SALS PSs21325
Ecclesall Road taken from the Hanover Flats roof. August 2014
Photo: Our Broomhall
Site of the Star Picture House. August 2014
Photo: Our Broomhall
This page was added by Gemma Clarke on 26/03/2015.

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