This short-lived cinema, situated at 12 Orchard Lane, opened in October 1913 in former retail premises. It was operated by Joseph D'Alesio, a shopkeeper and ice cream maker. It closed a year later, the premises becoming a motor garage.


Further reading:
The Big Show: British Cinema Culture in the Great War 1914-1918, by Michael Hammond. (HS/r)
Dream Palaces: Going to the Pictures in Southampton, by Bill White, p22. (HS/r)


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