Past and Present – The Picture Palace

The Picture Palace, Stratford Road, Wolverton on the left shows the Palais de Danse starring Mabel Poulton, possible date late 1920’s

The old Picture Palace, Stratford Road, Wolverton currently the home to the Faith Dimensions Ministries, picture taken in 2010

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2 Responses to Past and Present – The Picture Palace

  1. Pauline says:

    I can remember it as a cinema, but I remember it better as a dance hall. I remember going there after the Wolverton Carnival on a Saturday Night, I was about 13 or 14 at the time and my friend and I went there. The old seats from the cinema were still there in the balcony! They used to have a live group there I think but I can’t remember who it was, but it was a long time ago about 1965! I think the cinema closed in 1961. I remember the Empire Cinema more as we used to go there alot, every Friday Night, it was in Church Street.

  2. Elaine Martin says:

    The Palace opened as a dance hall in April 1964, and was run by Tresham Green, whose father Edward owned it and the Calais in Dunstable. All the big acts of the day came there, the list included Sonny and Cher, Brenda Lee, The Small Faces, Dozy, Beaky Mick and Titch, The Walker brothers the list goes on. It was a great place to go on a Saturday night. Monday nights was Disco nights. Happy memories. Milton Keynes nowhere in sight. It shut in October 1965, due to the death of Mr Green senior.

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