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The Electra Palace, (later Classic Cinema) Fitzalan Square,

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The Electra Palace, (later Classic Cinema) Fitzalan Square,
Sheffield Newspapers Ltd
Sheffield Newspapers Ltd

Remains of Classic Cinema, Fitzalan Square, after fire, showing the original facade of The Electra Palace.

Originally opened as The Electra Palace on 11th February 1911. Closed 28 July 1945 and reopened as News Theatre in September. Became Classic Cinema on 15 January 1962. Closed 24 November 1982 with Rocky 3.

Badly damaged by fire on 24 November 1984 and later demolished.

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, Cat. No. 725.82 S.

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