|Former Lansdowne Picture Palace, junction of London Road and Boston Street, Opened 1914. Canopy fitted 1937. Closed as a cinema 12 December 1940. In 1947 became a temporary Marks and Spencer. Known as Mecca, Locarno, Tiffany's and Palais
Lansdowne Picture Palace opened 1914 closed following air raids on the night of 12 December 1940 although damage was apparently negligible. 1947 building converted for use as a temporary Marks and Spencers Store; 1950's became a Mecca Dance Hall, Locarno and later Tiffany's nightclub then reverted back to Locarno. For more information see 'In Memory of Sheffield's Cinemas', by R. Ward, Cat. No. 725.82 SQ. Also 'Sheffield Cinemas', by Clifford Shaw for the Sheffield Cinema Society, Ref: 725.82 S.
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