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Majestic Cinema

A Grade II Listed Building in Retford, Nottinghamshire

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Latitude: 53.3213 / 53°19'16"N

Longitude: -0.9436 / 0°56'36"W

OS Eastings: 470468

OS Northings: 381007

OS Grid: SK704810

Mapcode National: GBR PZV1.J3

Mapcode Global: WHFG8.GSX5

Plus Code: 9C5X83C4+GH

Entry Name: Majestic Cinema

Listing Date: 7 February 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1045132

English Heritage Legacy ID: 240993

Location: East Retford, Bassetlaw, Nottinghamshire, DN22

County: Nottinghamshire

District: Bassetlaw

Electoral Ward/Division: East Retford West

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Retford

Traditional County: Nottinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Nottinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Retford Team

Church of England Diocese: Southwell and Nottingham

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Majestic Cinema
SK 7081-7181 1/200 - 2/200
Cinema c.1925. Built for Cyril Getcliffe. Red brick with Portland stone dress-
ings. Slate roofs. South front has main entrance to left, with a large ashlar
opening with moulded surround including 5 steps which rise to pairs of double
doors with Art Deco style glazing patterns. Above a large round headed brick
arch, with 2 brick mullions decorated with recessed reliefs of theatrical masks.
3 lower windows with Art Deco style glazing, and above 3 narrows lancets with
similar glazing. The whole situated within a square brick stepped panels, with
patterned brickwork. To the right a 3 storey staircase section with 2 doorways
and a small fixed light. Above 4 staggered staircase windows. Above a pair of
small windows and a triple window, all with Art Deco style glazing. Beyond to the
right a 2 storey section with overhanging Mansard roof. 2 doorways and a small
window, with above 3, 3 light casements. Beyond again to the right a fly tower,
with a large scenery doorway on the ground floor and a tall projecting signboard
above. Interior contains much of its original fixtures and fittings, and most of
its original decorative detailing. The foyer has panelling, doors, plaster ceil-
ing and staircase as original. Small lower cinema contains some original detail-
ing, though main auditorium has, gallery, boxes and proscenium arch all virtually,
as original. This fine plaster ceiling is supported on elaborated painted mer-
maids. This cinema was designed to accommodate both moving picture shows and
music hall acts, which explains the elaborate theatrical accommodation back stage.

Listing NGR: SK7046881007

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