Kings Theatre


By Pauline Marples

An old poster which has the date June 12th but no year. Maybe it will jog someones memories about the shows, or the theatre. Is the building still there?

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This page was added by Pauline Marples on 03/05/2011.
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Those films were both made in 1932. They would have reached Sutton the following year, when June 12th was indeed a Monday. So there's your year: 1933.

By Ralph Lloyd-Jones
On 12/05/2011

The Kings Theatre opened circa 1904 following demolition of old cottages on the site. It closed in 1931, and after demolition, a new building took over as the Kings Cinema in 1932, it became the Star bingo in 1967. It was also known as the Picture House, and latterly has been changed into Wetherspoons, but still retains the name Picture House

By Marg Thorne
On 19/01/2012

Francis Harris was manager of the Kings from April 1933 to April 1937. I would expect the members of the band to have been local. I think I know where I can obtain the members names if anyone is interested. Francis was involved with many musical presentations at the Kings and the first concert by Sutton and District Orchestral Society was held at the Kings in April 1934. Francis was the conductor of a 30 strong orchestra.

By Trevor Lee
On 07/01/2013

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