Troxy Cinema

Troxy Cinema

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Details

Location

Shore Road, Troxy Cinema

Year

1960s

Date

1960s

Length

21sec

Audio

silent

Format

Betacam

black and white

Source

Digitised as part of the UTV Archive Partnership Project (ITV, Northern Ireland Screen and PRONI)

Courtesy

Department for Communities, ITV, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, UTV Archive

Rights Holder

ITV

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Description

Views of the Troxy cinema, formerly situated on the Shore Road, Belfast. The Troxy opened on the 24th October 1936. It was a a luxurious, Art Deco styled cinema, with prices to match the decor - it was said to charge “downtown” prices – essentially double its nearest competitor, the Queens Picture Theatre. As of October 2012, the site for a once majestic cinema was being used as a supermarket car park.

Notes

The Troxy was remodelled in the mid 1960s as 'The Grove Theatre' which presented a mix of films and theatre. Screenings ceased in July 1977, though the Grove Theatre continued as a variety theatre. During The Troubles, the venue was gutted in a firebomb attack. It would later be used as a carpet warehouse, before a further attack rendered the building unfit for use

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