|Cardiff: Empire Theatre|
Country: Wales, United Kingdom
Historic County: Glamorgan
Location: 43-45 Queen Street
[First theatre on the site built 1887 as "Levino's Hall", later renamed "Levino's Museum of Varieties". 1889 reopened as "Empire Palace of Varieties", a music hall operated by Oswald Stoll. That first theatre hall was incorporated as a stage extension in the 1896 construction.
Third theatre built 1900, again by Frank Matcham. Opened 30 Sep 1900. 1726 seats. 1915 major rebuilding by William and Thomas Milburn (2820 seats). 1931 converted into a cinema, but still also used as a live theatre. 1954 renamed "Gaumont Cinema". Closed 30 Dec 1961. Demolished in 1962 in favour of a clothing store.
Picture: Empire Theatre between 1900 and 1915|
Front Text: "Queen Street, Cardiff"
Publisher: Palatine Series; Alumino
Type: Divided Back
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